Orange County

Good COVID-19 news Tuesday?

BUSINESS openings and expansions are likely for Orange County on Tuesday (Pexels).

With just two days left to go, Orange County residents can look forward to not just cooler temperatures but also loosening restrictions on businesses and other public activities due to progress made in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Encouraging statistics on new cases and hospitalizations are expected to move Orange County from the purple “widespread” tier to the less restrictive red tier of “substantial” by Tuesday.

Going to “red” would mean that movie theaters and restaurants would be open for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, and that houses of worship could resume indoor services as 25 percent capacity. Additionally, indoor shopping centers would be able to expand from 25 to 50 percent capacity.

Sunday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency continued to provide evidence that progress is being made in containing the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Daily cases received are counted as 223, bringing the to-date case total to 49,732. Two deaths were reported, bringing the total number of OC decedents to 1,053.

Two hundred fifty-three cases are hospitalized and 77 of those are in intensive care units.

By comparison, on Aug. 6 there were 580 new cases reported and 32 deaths. Hospitalized cases were at 517 and those in ICU’s numbered 171.

Here is a list of the OC cities with the most cases, and stats for two West Orange County cities. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 9,574 (250).
  • Anaheim: 8,513 (226).
  • Garden Grove: 2,725 (71).
  • Orange: 2,258 (52).
  • Huntington Beach: 2,257 (69).

Westminster has 940 cases and 24 deaths; Stanton has 613 cases and 12 deaths.

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  1. Please people, keep doing what you are doing. Wear masks, distance, use hand sanitizer.

    I want to get back to normal, or as normal as we can be, at this point.

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