Orange County

Coronavirus cases drop by 300

ON SATURDAY, 413 new confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths were reported for Orange County (Flickr/Prachatai)

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orange County declined in Saturday’s report, but other data pointed in a less hopeful direction.

According to the county health care agency, there were 413 new cases reported to them, a drop from Friday’s 713 number. The cumulative number of cases is now at 16,191, of which 8,244 are considered to be recovered.

Three deaths were reported, bringing the total to 363.

However, the case rate for 100,000 people is at 216.8, compared to the “acceptable” threshold of no greater that 25. The test “positivity” rate (what percentage of those tested “positive” for the virus) is at 13.8, up from Friday’s number of 12.9. The threshold  is eight.

The three-day average of hospitalized patients is at 12.8 compared to a threshold of 10 percent. Friday’s average was 13.1 percent.

A to-date city count showed Santa Ana with 3,235 cases (with 95 deaths), followed by Anaheim with 2,997 (89), Garden Grove 872 (10), Huntington Beach 778 (40) and Orange 773 (15).

Westminster had 316 cases with 10 deaths; Stanton has 191 cases and three deaths.

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