Orange County

Coronavirus count at all-time high

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The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Orange County reached an all-time high in Wednesday’s report.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, 249 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, passing the previous high of 225 recorded on May 15. That brings the total cumulative case count to 4,742, which includes 514 residents of senior nursing facilities and 360 inmates of county jails.

Ten deaths from COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 98, including 30 at senior nursing facilities and one jail inmate.

The total of coronavirus cases currently hospitalized is at 253, of which 93 are in intensive care units.

Tests included in Wednesday’s report numbered 775, with 86,694 in total to date.

On a city-by-city basis, Santa Ana remains the leader with 883 confirmed cases, followed by Anaheim with 751.  Huntington Beach has 301 cases, followed by Garden Grove with 240 and Orange with 220.

Counts in Santa Ana and Orange include inmates in jails located in those cities.

Local cities Westminster and Stanton show totals of 82 and 51, respectively.

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  1. The increase is likely because we are doing more testing. I say we should open completely up, but those at-risk should stay in and be very cautious.

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