Orange County Reports 75 More Cases of COVID-19

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County reported 75 new COVID-19 cases today, raising the cumulative total to an even 4,500, but there were no new fatalities, leaving the death toll at 88.

The number of hospitalized patients increased from 194 on Monday to 229, with the number in intensive care rising from 78 to 86, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

A total of 83,046 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the county.

Of the county's total cases, 3% involve people under 18 years old; 10% are 18-24; 18% are 25-34; 15% are 35-44; 18% are 45-54; 16% are 55-64; 10% are 65-74; 7% are 75-84; and 5% are 85 and older.

Of the patients who died, 2% were 25-34 years old, 5% were 35-44, 9% were 45-54, 13% were 55-64, 16% were 65-74, 32% were 75-84, and 24% were 85 or older.

Men make up 53% of the county's cases and 58% of its fatalities.

Latinos account for 40% of the fatalities and whites 33%, followed by Asians with 19%. According to the OCHCA, 3% were black, 1% were native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1% are mixed race, 1% is unknown, and 2% fall into the category of “other.”

Santa Ana has the most cases in the county with 757, followed by Anaheim with 707 and Huntington Beach with 295.

Orange County Sheriff's Department officials announced 360 inmates have tested positive since March, with 199 having recovered and others asymptomatic. Eight of the inmates are currently sick and in medical isolation. Officials are awaiting the results of 34 tests.

Orange County officials reported 523 patients in skilled nursing home facilities have tested positive for COVID-19 and 28 have died; and 241 staff workers have contracted the coronavirus, with one dying.

Meanwhile, county officials remain optimistic that many businesses can reopen by this weekend at the earliest after Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Monday on loosening restrictions in Phase 2 of his plan to reopen the state, such as in-store retail.

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