Infections down, but deaths up

SATURDAY’S COUNT of new coronavirus cases in Orange County is at 806 (Shutterstock).

New cases of coronavirus infections in Orange County declined in Saturday’s report from the county health care agency, but remained above average.

According to the OCHCA, the latest daily tally was at 806, a drop from 1,169 on Friday. However, the other three key metrics showed increases. Deaths rose from three to 11. Hospitalizations tied to COVID-19 jumped from 333 to 365 and those in intensive care units went for 83 to 88.

So far, Orange County, cases to date number 69,142, of which 57,723 are considered recovered. Total deaths are at 1,551.

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

  • Santa Ana: 13,257 (324)
  • Anaheim: 11,743 (337)
  • Garden Grove: 3,856 (113)
  • Fullerton: 3,337 (111)
  • Orange: 3,231 (72)
  • Huntington Beach: 3,009 (88).

Westminster has 1,428 cases and 31 deaths. Stanton has 806 cases and 18 deaths.

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