coronavirus

637 new OC COVID-19 cases

THE UNITED STATES leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths (Shutterstock).

Saturday’s count of new COVID-19 cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency is at 637, bringing the cumulative total to 36,833.

Because of a delay in reporting tests to OCHCA, the numbers may not be up-to-date, the agency cautions.

Thirty-one new deaths were reported, and the new total is 649. The number of cases hospitalized is 546, with 169 in intensive care units.

Test-positivity – which indicates what portion of those tested actual have the coronavirus infection is at 9.2 percent, slightly down from 9.3 on Friday. The threshold is 8 percent. The metric for increases in hospitalization is a negative 10.2 percent, with the threshold being 10 percent.

Here is the list of OC cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 6,967 (172).
  • Anaheim: 6,278 (158).
  • Garden Grove: 1,956 (24).
  • Huntington Beach: 1,694 (46).
  • Orange: 1,687 (26).

Westminster has 673 cases and 18 deaths; Stanton has 426 cases and six deaths.

Worldwide, the total number of cases – according to Johns Hopkins University – is now at 17,767,622. The United States leads with 4,617,728 cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.

Global deaths are now at 682,931, with the U.S. the leader with 154,320, followed by Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom/Great Britain  and India.

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