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Coronavirus: Orange County reported 790 new cases and no new deaths as of Dec. 1

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 790 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

That increases the cumulative total in the county to 79,343 cases since tracking began. An estimated 12,596 cases have been recorded in the last 14 days.

No new deaths were reported by the county on Tuesday, keeping the total number of reported deaths to 1,577.

Of the cumulative 1,577 deaths reported from the virus, 594 were skilled nursing facility residents, 128 were in assisted living facilities and four were listed as homeless.

The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

  • 85 and older: 32% (520)
  • 75-84: 32.73% (343)
  • 65-74: 21.69% (309)
  • 55-64: 19.74% (219)
  • 45-54: 7.73% (120)
  • 35-44: 2.66% (40)
  • 25-34: 1.36% (21)
  • 18-24: <.1% (4)
  • 17 and younger: 0% (1)

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process, officials say.

It is estimated about 88% of the cumulative reported cases, or 60,186 people as of Tuesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county update reported 1,469,434 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 17,236 tests reported in the last 24 hours.

The county also reported 648 patients in local hospitals with the coronavirus on Tuesday – up 43 from Monday. The largest number of hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 on July 14. There were 158 patients listed in ICUs on Monday.

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.

You can find the Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard here.

Source: Orange County Register

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