Orange County Reports Another Three Coronavirus Deaths

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County officials today reported three more people have succumbed to COVID-19, raising the county's death toll to 150, as 100 new coronavirus cases were reported, raising the cumulative total to 6,574.

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported Tuesday that 240 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus, with the number of patients in intensive care at 97.

The number of people tested stands at 136,098, with 2,695 having recovered. The recovery rate is incomplete, however, as officials cannot trace every coronavirus case and its result.

Santa Ana leads all Orange County cities with 1,267 cases, followed closely by Anaheim with 1,120.

Countywide, Health Care Agency officials say 63 of the region's fatalities involved skilled nursing home facility residents.

The agency has reported 786 residents of skilled nursing home facilities have contracted coronavirus and 381 staffers have been stricken with COVID-19. There have been outbreaks, which are defined as two or more cases, in 23 skilled nursing facilities, three assisted living facilities and two care homes.

In Orange County's jails, 379 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, but 365 have recovered and 14 are currently sick, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Officials are awaiting results of 57 tests.

Men account for 51% of all the county's COVID-19 cases, and 58% of the deaths.

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