Orange County

GG hits the 1,000-case mark

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Garden Grove is now the third city in Orange County with at least 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported, according to the county’s health care agency.

Tuesday’s tally by the OCHCA put Garden Grove with 1,012 cases, an increase of 70 from Monday’s calculation.

Santa Ana remains the leader in cases with 3,711. It also has 98 deaths from the coronavirus. Anaheim has 3,425 cases and 91 deaths.

Although Garden Grove has the third-highest number of cases, it’s relatively low in deaths, with 10. That’s fewer than – or tied with – nine other Orange County cities.

Huntington Beach has 921 cases and 40 deaths and Orange has 889 cases and 15 deaths. Westminster had 354 cases and 10 deaths, while Stanton has 219 cases and three deaths.

Overall, 1,010 new cases were reported across Orange County, slightly down from Monday’s high of 1,028.

Three deaths were reported, bringing the total to 369.

The “test positivity” statistic, which shows what portion of a tested group showed positive for the virus is now at 14.2 percent, a new high.

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