New cases, deaths still decline

NEW ORANGE COUNTY coronavirus cases and deaths decreased Saturday (Shutterstock).

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases and deaths continues to decline.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, new cases on Saturday fell to 74 from 87 on Friday and 95 on Thursday.

Deaths went to five on Saturday from 16 on Friday and 19 on Thursday. 

Hospitalizations increased to 125 from 114 the day before. Patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 rose slightly from 32 to 33.

The to-date total of coronavirus cases in Orange County is now at 252,120, of which 244,441 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 4,831.

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

  • Santa Ana: 44,631 (839)
  • Anaheim: 41,646 (843)
  • Garden Grove: 16,526 (382)
  • Orange: 11,820 (247)
  • Fullerton: 11,309 (292)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,639 (210)
  • Irvine: 10,522 (83)

Westminster has had 7,138 cases and 200 deaths. Stanton has had 3,153 cases and 66 deaths.

Note to readers: The OCHCA received reports of 422 new cases from a private lab with a backlog of 348 from December and January; we subtracted that number to get Friday’s total.

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