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Coronavirus: Orange County reports 317 new cases and 19 new deaths, as of Sept. 2

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 317 new cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, Sept. 2, bringing the cumulative total of positive tests to 49,142 cases.

An estimated 11,329 new cases have been reported in the last 30 days.

There were 19 new deaths reported in Orange County on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 1,007 people. 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. The most recent death was on Aug. 31.

Of the 1,007 deaths countywide, 379 were skilled nursing facility residents, 67 were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.

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

  • 85+: 31% (312)
  • 75-84: 22% (216)
  • 65-74: 20% (202)
  • 55-64: 13% (142)
  • 45-54: 9% (88)
  • 35-44: 3% (29)
  • 25-34: 1.3% (14)
  • 18-24: <1% (3)
  • 0-17: 0% (1)

It is estimated that about 86 percent of the cumulative reported cases, or 42,375 people as of Wednesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county reports a total of 664,745 tests have been given since testing began, and at least 7,605 tests were reported in the last 24 hours. Orange County’s test positivity rate – the share of tests that come back positive – is about 5%.

The county reported 295 patients in hospitals with the coronavirus on Wednesday. It is the lowest hospitalization total since June 3. The peak in the county was 722 confirmed hospitalizations on July 14. The county report showed there are 89 patients in ICUs as of Wednesday.

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.

Hospitalizations and deaths:


Orange County total cases by ZIP code for Sept. 1:

Case demographics as of Aug. 20:

Source: Orange County Register

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