New COVID-19 cases hit new high

HAND-WASHING, mask-wearing and social distancing are weapons against the spread of coronavirus, say health officials (Pexels/Cottonbro).

New coronavirus cases in Orange County hit a record high in Friday’s count from the county health care agency.

The OCHCA is reporting 1,169 new COVID-19 related infections, a sharp rise from Thursday’s 582. The number of deaths declined from nine to three.

According to agency statistics, the previous one-day high was 1,058 cases on July 7.

Hospitalizations from the coronavirus hit 333, up from 304 in Thursday’s report. Patient in intensive care units rose from 83 to 102.

To-date cases in the OC are now at 68,336; deaths recorded so far from COVID-19 are at 1,540.

Here is a list of Orange County cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 13,092 (323)
  • Anaheim: 11,636 (335)
  • Garden Grove: 3,818 (112)
  • Fullerton: 3,301 (109)
  • Orange: 3,196 (72)
  • Huntington Beach: 2,982 (87)

Westminster has 1,405 cases and 31 deaths. Stanton has 801 cases and 18 deaths.

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