Pressure on hospitals continues

THE NUMBER of hospitalizations and ICU usage is straining the resources of OC hospitals (Shutterstock/Mongkolchan).

Coronavirus cases and deaths in Orange County continued their general downward trend in Monday’s report from the county health care agency, but pressure continued to build on hospitals.

According to the OCHCA, the number of new cases declined to 2,846 from 3,200 on Sunday. Deaths declined to zero from one.

However, hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose to 2,031 from 1,990, and patients in intensive care units because of the coronavirus increased to 453 from 443.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is at 149,607, of whom 82,710 are considered to be recovered. The cumulative number of deaths for Orange County is at 1,846.

Looking at national and global numbers, the Johns Hopkins University tally shows 81,155,154 cases, of which 19,257,274 are in the United States. Worldwide deaths are at 1.77 million, of which 334,514 in the U.S.

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

  • Santa Ana: 28,801 (369)
  • Anaheim: 25,486 (395)
  • Garden Grove: 9,318 (129)
  • Orange: 7,204 (91)
  • Fullerton: 6,771 (130)
  • Huntington Beach: 5,975 (99)

Westminster has 4,036 cases and 39 deaths. Stanton has 1,901 cases and 22 deaths.



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