New cases take a big jump

CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County rose in Saturday’s report (Shutterstock).

Is it a statistical fluke or a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic isn’t quite over?

Saturday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency showed 248 new confirmed cases, a major increase from Friday’s tally of 90.

Deaths rose from six to seven, while hospitalizations declined from 118 to 109. Patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units stayed even at 23.

The to-date total of cases in the county is 251,102, of which 243,222 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 4,768.

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

  • Santa Ana: 44,564 (831)
  • Anaheim: 41,527 (830)
  • Garden Grove: 16,462 (374)
  • Orange: 11,774 (243)
  • Fullerton: 11,255 (289)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,553 (209)
  • Irvine: 10,411 (81)

Westminster has had 7,097 cases and 195 deaths. Stanton has had 3,147 cases and 66 deaths.

Note to readers: In observance of the Easter holiday, there will be coronavirus report from OCHCA on Sunday.

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