Orange County Reports 107 More Cases of Coronavirus

California Governor Newsom Orders All Beaches In State To Close

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County's coronavirus toll stood at 2,743 cases and 52 deaths today after health officials announced 107 more cases but no additional fatalities.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped from 202 to 187, while the number of intensive care patients remained at 58.

The number of people in the county tested for the virus increased to 36,813.

Men make up 55% of the county's cases and 58% of its fatalities.

Of the county's total cases, 2% involve people under 18 years old; 9% are between 18-24; 18% are between 25-34; 15% are between 35-44; 18% are between 45-54; 16% are between 55-64; 10% are between 65-74; 6% are between 75- 84; and 4% are 85 and older.

Of the patients who died, 4% were 25 to 34 years old, 6% were 35 to 44, 10%, were 45-54, 15% were 55-64, 10% were 65-74, 35% were 75-84, and 21% were 85 or older.

Whites account for 31% of the fatalities and Latinos 29%, followed by Asians (25%). According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, 6% were black, 2% were native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 4% were unknown, and 4% fall into the category of “other.”

California Governor Newsom Orders All Beaches In State To Close

Santa Ana's case count has leapfrogged to 519, including 61 of Sunday's newly confirmed cases. Anaheim has 401 cases, followed by Huntington Beach at 228, and Irvine at 136. Those are the four biggest cities in the county.

Authorities were keeping a close eye this weekend on the county's beaches, which remain officially closed after a judge rejected bids by Dana Point and Huntington Beach officials to lift Gov. Gavin Newsom's temporary closure.

Thousands of people in Newport Beach and hundreds in San Clemente took to the shore on Sunday afternoon, as lifeguards and police repeatedly sent beachgoers packing, pointing out they were in violation of Gov. Gavin Newsom's order that closed all Orange County beaches, the Orange County Register reported.

Lifeguards in Newport Beach asked about 2,700 people to vacate the beaches during a sweep that went from Newport Pier to the Santa Ana river bed, said Newport Beach spokesman John Pope. In all, an estimated 4,500 people were at seven miles of beach from the Santa Ana River to Corona del Mar, Newport Beach Fire Chief Jeff Boyles told the Register.

“The majority of beachgoers complied and exited after being told via PA systems, helicopters, boats and police and lifeguards on the sand,” Boyles said.

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