Orange County

Daily COVID-19 count is at 1,292

ORANGE COUNTY‘s daily count of coronavirus cases showed 1,292 new cases Thursday, second-highest total so far (Pexels).

Note to readers: The OCHCA publishes the totals daily as they are received. The days of a case or death are not necessarily the same.

The numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths continue to pile up for Orange County. According to the county health agency, the report of COVID-10 cases received on Thursday hit 1,292, second-highest since counting began. The previous record was 1,333, reported Wednesday. Also on Thursday, reports of 26 deaths were received, also a second-highest tally.

The cumulative total of coronavirus cases is now at 21,517, of which 9,452 are considered to be recovered. Six hundred ninety-one cases are currently hospitalized, with 236 now in intensive care.

The key measurement of test positivity, measuring what percentage of those tested are “positive” for the virus is now at 14.3 percent, down from yesterday’s 14.9 percent. The “acceptable” threshold is 8 percent.

As for the three-day average of increase in hospitalizations, OCHCA’s Thursday figure is 9.6, up from 9.4 on Wednesday. The threshold is 10 percent.

Today’s count by city shows the top five cities in number of cases. Deaths are in parentheses:

  • Santa Ana: 1,412 (114).
  • Anaheim: 3,829 (94).
  • Garden Grove: 1,138 (12).
  • Huntington Beach: 1,063 (41).
  • Orange: 939 (15).

Also, Westminster has had 415 cases and 12 deaths; Stanton has 242 and three deaths.

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