OC cases and deaths both rose

ORANGE COUNTY coronavirus new cases and deaths both rose in Saturday’s report (Shutterstock).

The number of new coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths in Orange County both rose in the Saturday report by the county health care agency.

According to the OCHCA, there were 186 new cases in the latest report, up from 162 on Friday. Deaths were at 24, up from10.

Cumulative cases of the virus in the county are now at 55,531, of which 49,698 are considered recovered. The total number of deaths is at 1,340. Cases hospitalized are at 169, down from Friday’s 175, with 61 people in intensive case units (down from 64).

Here is a list of the cities in Orange County with the most cases, with deaths in parentheses. Also listed are stats for Stanton and Westminster.

  • Santa Ana: 10,648 (293)
  • Anaheim: 9,492 (291)
  • Garden Grove: 3,066 (93)
  • Orange: 2,540 (68)
  • Huntington Beach: 2,463 (78).

Westminster has 1,087 cases and 30 deaths; Stanton has 679 cases and 15 deaths.

Public health officials caution against reading too much into daily tallies. The key metrics that classify counties into “tiers” is based on the twin metrics of test positivity percent and number of positive cases per 100,000. Each of those is computed using a seven-day average with a seven-day lag, and they are updated each Tuesday.

The national and international tallies include these statistics from Johns Hopkins University:

  • The number of global cases of COVID-19 is at 37,050,406, of which 7,706,256 are in the United States, followed by India (6,979,423) and Brazil (5,055,888).
  • Global deaths are at 1,070,393, of which 214,286 are in the United States, followed by Brazil (149,639) and India (107,416).

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