Across the Area

122 new coronavirus cases reported

ON SUNDAY, two more deaths and 122 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported for Orange County (Flickr/Prachatai)

Two more deaths and 122 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday by the Orange County Health Care Agency.  New cases have exceeded 100 a day for four of the last five days.

The total number of deaths – which includes 17 residents at skilled nursing facilities – is now 76. The cumulative total of cases for Orange County is at 3,502.

One hundred seventy-eight people are now hospitalized with 59 in intensive care units. Three hundred and seven tests were reported Sunday, with 51,211 tests conducted to date.

On a city-by-city basis, Santa Ana is the leader with 537 cases, but that includes some inmates at Orange County Jail.

Following are Anaheim with 529, Huntington Beach with 269, Garden Grove with 178 and Orange with 171.

Local cities Westminster and Stanton have 56 and 36 cases, respectively.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide number of deaths is 282,684, with 79,525 in the United States. The total confirmed cases are 4,101,060, with the U.S. in first with 1,329,203 cases.

Another protest vs. “stay-at-home” in HB

A crowd estimated at 1,500 people gathered at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach on Saturday to protest restrictions on businesses, parks and gatherings because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Protesters were urging that business be reopened and places of worship be allowed to hold meetings.

Another, larger protest, took place last week at a similar location.

Huntington Beach on Friday received permission to “open up” its beaches on a limited basis, allowing only active recreation such as swimming, surfing and jogging with no gatherings allowed to form.

Suspect in 2018 Anaheim murder is arrested


A man wanted in the 2018 fatal shooting of another man in Anaheim was arrested in Riverside on Friday.

According to the Anaheim Police Department, the APD’s SWAT force took Fabian Santiago Mascareno, 22, into custody at his home in Riverside.

He was sought in the murder of Merfy Rivera on Oct. 25, 2018, and the attempted murder of three others at Chapparal Park in what police believe to be a gang-related incident. He is the second suspect arrested in the incident.


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