Grim records in COVID-19 stats

CORONAVIRUS statistics in Orange County hit new highs in Sunday’s report (Shutterstock).

New records in three of four major categories tracking the surge of the coronavirus pandemic locally were recorded Sunday by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

According to the OCHCA, an all-time high of 3,121 new cases of COVID-19 infections were reported. Another high water mark was in hospitalizations, with 1,236. The number of coronavirus cases in intensive care units was put at 284, also a first.

The only category showing a decline was deaths, dropped to 14 from a previous high of 22 two days ago.

To date, there have been 102,514 corona cases in Orange County, of which 65,621 are considered to be recovered. Total deaths are at 1,694.

For the Southern California Region – which includes Orange County – the ICU availability is now 4.2 percent (adjusted) and 14 percent (unadjusted). A minimum of 15 percent is the goal.

Across California, 1.56 million cases have been tallied, and 20,986 deaths. Nationwide the case total is at 16.3 million with 299,000 deaths. The worldwide total is 72.1 million cases and 1.61 million deaths.

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

  • Santa Ana: 20,149 (340)
  • Anaheim: 17,269 (364)
  • Garden Grove: 6,234 (120)
  • Orange: 4,916 (78)
  • Fullerton: 4,872 (124)
  • Huntington Beach: 4,220 (93)

Westminster has 2,487 cases and 37 deaths. Stanton has 1,256 cases and 18 deaths.


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