OC stays purple as cases spike

ORANGE COUNTY is still in the purple tier as cases and hospitalizations spike (Shutterstock).

As expected, Orange County remained in the most restrictive – “purple” or widespread – tier for coronavirus in the state’s weekly report today (Tuesday).

The OC’s adjusted case rate is 22.2; to move to the less restrictive “substantial” or red tier, the case rate needs to be between 4 and 7 daily news cases per 100,000 people.

The county’s positivity rate was at 8.8, compared to the “red” goal of 2 to 4.9 percent positive rates.

Statewide, according to the California Department of Public Health, the case rate is at 30.2 with the positivity rate at 6.4 percent.
All but six counties in the state are in the purple tier, representing 99.2 percent of California’s population.

Orange County’s daily report from the local health care agency showed increases in cases, hospitalizations and patients in intensive care units from COVID-19.

According to OCHCA, today’s count of new cases was at 790, up from 734 and snapping a two-day run of decreasing numbers. Hospitalizations rose from 534 to 648 and corona cases in intensive care units went from 148 to 158.

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

  • Santa Ana: 15,255 (331)
  • Anaheim: 13,335 (344)
  • Garden Grove: 4,570 (116)
  • Fullerton: 3,800 (113)
  • Orange: 3,777 (73)
  • Huntington Beach: 3,373 (89).

Westminster has 1,737 cases and 31 deaths. Stanton has 931 cases and 18 deaths.

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