COVID-19 case count is up

NEW CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County were reported Saturday at 493. (Flickr).

The up-and-down pattern of reports of new COVID-19 cases in Orange County continued on Saturday.

The latest compilation from the Orange County Health Care Agency is 493, up from 372 on Friday.  There were 14 deaths, though, a decline from 26 the day before. The new to-date case total is 45,801, of which 37,241 are considered recovered. The death total is 896.

Three hundred ninety-two cases are now hospitalized, down slightly from Friday’s 397. Cases in intensive care are at 110, down from 117.

Saturday’s test positivity rate is at 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 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: 8,898 (221).
  • Anaheim: 7,809 (204).
  • Garden Grove: 2,502 (51).
  • Huntington Beach: 2,034 (57).
  • Orange: 2,102 (40).

Westminster has 871 cases and 22 deaths; Stanton has 574 cases and 10 deaths.

For complete Orange County stats, go to:

Global COVID-19 deaths pass 800,000

The number of deaths worldwide passed the 800,000 mark on Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. As of 5 p.m. today (Saturday) the count is at 802,610. The nation with the most continues to be the United States with 176,121 deaths. Following the U.S. are Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom/Great Britain.

Cases across the world are now counted at 23,120,930, with the U.S, the global leader with 5,664,848, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa. For the latest count, go to: .




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