Orange County retains “orange”

ORANGE COUNTY retains its “orange” or moderate tier for this week, according o the California Department of Public Health (Shutterstock).

As expected, Orange County remains “orange” in the latest report of coronavirus tier assignment from the California Department of Public Health.

That’s the tier for “moderate” and it allows for substantial reopening of businesses, educational institutions and other aspects of society. In two categories – test positivity rate and health equity – the county qualifies for the “yellow” or “minimal” status, although the state is planning on abandoning tier system soon.

Tuesday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Authority showed a decrease in confirmed new cases and hospitalizations as well as increases in deaths and the number of patients being treated in intensive care units.

New cases rose fell from 120 on Monday to 102 today. Hospitalizations dropped from 120 to 115. Deaths rose from zero to 10 and those in ICUs increased from 29 to 31.

The to-date count of cases reported in Orange County are at 252,538, of which 244,823 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 4,849.

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

  • Santa Ana: 44,677 (841)
  • Anaheim: 41,711 (846)
  • Garden Grove: 16,536 (382)
  • Orange: 11,846 (247)
  • Fullerton: 11,336 (295)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,665 (212)
  • Irvine: 10,554 (83)

Westminster has had 7,145 cases and 200 deaths. Stanton has had 3,161 cases and 66 deaths.


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