Another day off the watch list

MONDAY’S total of confirmed coronavirus cases is 353 (Shutterstock).

Orange County is in the second day off the state coronavirus watch list, potentially headed toward re-opening of schools and other operations.

Monday’s cases of COVID-19 reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency is 353, that’s up from 153 on Sunday and down from 493 on Saturday. The cumulative to-date total is 46,307 of which 37,907 are considered recovered.

There were no deaths reported Monday, compared to one on Sunday and 14 on Saturday. The cumulative total of Orange County deaths from the coronavirus is now 897.

Three hundred eighty-eight cases are hospitalized, up from 380 the day before. One hundred sixteen are in intensive care units, up from 111 on Sunday.

The “test positivity” percentage remained at 5.4 percent, well below the 8 percent threshold or goal. Stats on available ICU beds and ventilators were also well within requirements.

A county must be off the list for 15 days before schools can open for in-person instruction, but a decision on re-opening is up to local districts. Orange County would find itself back on the list if it exceeded OCHCA standards for three consecutive days.

Here is a list of Orange County cities with the most cities, along with numbers from two other area cases.

  • Santa Ana: 9,010 (222).
  • Anaheim: 7,927 (204).
  • Garden Grove: 2,521 (51).
  • Orange: 2,116 (40).
  • Huntington Beach: 2,067 (57).

Westminster has 885 cases and 22 deaths; Stanton has 580 cases and 10 deaths.

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