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Coronavirus tally on Sunday is 155

NEW CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County were reported Sunday at 155 new cases and two deaths (Flickr).

The count of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Orange County reported on Sunday rose sharply from what they were on Saturday.

According to the Orange County Health Care Authority, Sunday’s total was 155, compared to 105 on Saturday.  It also marks the first time the daily total was 100 or over five consecutive days.

Sunday’s total brings the cumulative total for the count to 4,376. Two deaths were reported, bringing that sum to 88.

The total of those currently hospitalized is 201, with 78 in intensive care units.

Two hundred eighty tests were reported Sunday, pushing the total to 70,556.

On a city-by-city basis, Santa Ana remains the leader with 728 cases, followed by Anaheim with 695. Next are Huntington Beach with 290, Garden Grove with 220 and Orange with 211. Counts for Santa Ana and Orange includes patients at county jails within their city limits.

GGUSD celebrates college bound students

Garden Grove Unified School District launched a social media campaign celebrating its college-bound seniors in alignment with national College Signing Day.

The district is posting the #GGUSDCollegeBound senior selfies on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and the district website at www.ggusd.us/collegeboundin2020.

ETHEL MONARES of Bolsa Grande High is bound for UC Merced (GGUSD photo).

GGUSD has scored well in college readiness, consistently outperforming the state, as well as the county last year, in the number of students meeting rigorous college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools.

For the third year in a row, all seven of GGUSD’s comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’elite rankings of America’s Best High Schools.

GGUSD students, parents, and community members are encouraged to post their photos on social media and engage with GGUSD’s social media campaign using #GGUSDCollegeBound.

The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove as well as portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

Suspect in fatal Anaheim stabbing is held

A 23-year-old Anaheim man is in custody for allegedly fatally stabbing a 17-year-old girl in Anaheim.

According to the APD, the incident took place around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in the area of Leatrice Lane and Haster Street, north of Orangewood. The girl was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she was pronounced dead.

Other suspects may still be at large, police say.

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