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Coronavirus: Seven more deaths, 129 patients in ICUs in Orange County as of June 4

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported another seven people have deaths attributed to the coronavirus as of Thursday, June 4. In the last two days, 15 people have died in the county.

Of the 156 reported deaths since the start of tracking the virus in the county, 76 were among skilled nursing facility residents.

Some 59% of those who have died were older than 75.

The county also noted another 107 new positive tests have been reported, raising the total in the county to 6,783 since the start of testing in March. The average number of new cases for the past seven days is 151 a day.

Of the 6,783 confirmed cases, 764 were residents in skilled nursing facilities and 379 were Orange County Jail inmates.

The county has also started releasing an estimate for the number of recoveries from the virus, which was about 2,890 as of Thursday.

Wednesday’s update noted a change in how the hospitalizations in Orange County are reported. The data for patients in the hospital and ICU is now coming from the California Department of Public Health’s daily inventory of hospital status. The Orange County data represents the 26 hospitals with emergency receiving centers and licensed ICU beds.

The data for Thursday’s report was for June 2, and had 279 hospitalizations and 129 people in ICUs.

Thursday’s report noted another 1,658 tests had been given for the virus. The total tests conducted rose to 144,916.

The seven-day average trend for daily tests is 3,061.

The case rate for Orange County is about 21 cases per 10,000 residents.

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

  • 85 and older: 32% (52)
  • 75-84: 27% (45)
  • 65-74: 18% (29)
  • 55-64: 10% (17)
  • 45-54: 8% (13)
  • 35-44: 4% (6)
  • 25-34: 2% (3)
  • 24 and younger: 0%

Note: The map created to show cases in each city per 10,000 people has had the scale adjusted to shades of five. Wednesday’s map is included below to show the adjustment.

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


Source: Orange County Register

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