OC corona cases down by 57

FRIDAY’S coronavirus count for Orange County is at 372 (Shutterstock).

After a steep rise on Thursday, new COVID-19 cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency showed a decline on Friday.

Today’s total is 372 cases, compared to 429 on Thursday. There were 26 deaths, up from 23 on Thursday. The new to-date total of coronavirus cases for Orange County is 45,308, of which 36,830 are considered to be recovered. The death total is 882.

Three hundred ninety-seven cases are currently hospitalized, down slightly from yesterday’s 400.  Cases in intensive care units are at 117, compared to 118.

Friday’s test positivity rate is at 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent. The goal is less than 8 percent. “Positivity” relates to that portion of people who are tested and end up positive for the coronavirus, regardless of symptoms.

Here is a list of Orange County cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 8,810 (220).
  • Anaheim: 7,726 (204).
  • Garden Grove: 2,468 (50).
  • Orange: 2,076 (37).
  • Huntington Beach: 2,005 (57).

Westminster has 859 cases and 22 deaths; Stanton had 569 cases and 10 deaths.

U.S. still leads in cases and deaths

According to statistics posted Friday afternoon by Johns Hopkins University, the number of worldwide cases of coronavirus is approaching 23 million and the number of deaths near 800,000.

The global case count is at 22,847,562, led by the United States with 5,618,133, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.

Fatalities from the COVID-19 are put at 797,007, led by those in the U.S. at 175,245, followed by death counts in Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom/Great Britain.


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