Orange County

Looking forward to Tuesday again

MASKS, sanitizers and social distancing are weapons in the battle against the coronavirus (Shutterstock).

It seems now that every Tuesday is a kind of “election day.”

That’s when statistics choose or “elect” which California counties can move from one coronavirus tier to another.

As of today (Monday), Orange County sits in the “red” tier (substantial) with hopes of improving to the less restrictive “yellow” (moderate) tier which would allow for more opening up of businesses and other parts of California society.

To get there, the OC would have to meet two standards: test positive in the 2 to 4.9 percent range, along with daily new cases of 1 to 3.9 new daily cases per 100,000 people.

Orange County has already met the test positive standard with 3.9 percent, but so far is at 4.7 new daily cases per 100,000.

Monday’s statistics from the county health care agency showed 138 new cases and no deaths. To date, the county has had 52,201 cases and 1,128 deaths. One hundred seventy-eight cases are hospitalized with 64 currently in intensive care units.

Santa Ana continues to be the city with the most cases (10,037), followed by Anaheim (8,896).  Santa Ana also has the most deaths (263) followed by Anaheim (244).

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