Orange County Reports 75 More Cases of COVID-19

SANTA ANA (CNS) - The number of coronavirus cases in Orange County stands at 4,500 after 75 new COVID-19 cases were reported although without new fatalities, leaving the death toll at 88.

The number of hospitalized patients increased from 194 on Monday to 229 Tuesday, 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.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department 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.

The HCA reported that 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.

At Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Anaheim, 73 patients have contracted coronavirus, but 29 have recovered and 32 are “active cases,” according to Anaheim officials. Two patients died at the facility, and 24 staffers have contracted COVID-19 with 16 considered active cases.

At Anaheim Healthcare Center, 52 patients have tested positive for coronavirus with just one sick as of now, officials said. Eighteen staffers have contracted the virus with 16 having since recovered. Five patients died at the facility.

At Harbor Villa Care Center in Anaheim, 30 patients have contracted coronavirus and 11 staffers tested positive, but no one has died there.

Outside of Anaheim, the state Department of Public Health has a tally of patients and healthcare workers affected, but does not provide exact numbers for cases numbering under 11.

At Alamitos West Health and Rehab Center, located at 3902 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos, less than 11 healthcare workers have tested positive and none have died, while 40 patients have tested positive and less than 11 have died, according to state figures.

At French Park Care Center, at 600 E. Washington Ave. in Santa Ana, less than 11 healthcare workers and 27 patients have tested positive.

At Huntington Valley Healthcare Center, 8382 Newman Ave. in Huntington Beach, 15 healthcare workers and 26 patients have tested positive. Less than 11 of those patients have died at the facility, but no healthcare workers.

At Sea Cliff Health Care Center, 18811 Florida St., Huntington Beach, less than 11 healthcare workers have tested positive, 28 patients have contracted the virus, and less than 11 patients have died.

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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