The Orange County Health Agency reported 187 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, July 18th.
The district also posted a note on social media on the second day saying it was facing a problem handling electronic reports from some labs. This results in delays in receiving these reports, reducing tests and cases. “It is said that Tuesday’s update will be missing some test results and cases.
Today we updated the https://t.co/XiphdjsVuR / cases we reported. Note: @CAPublicHealth has an issue with some lab electronic reports. This results in delays in receiving these reports, reducing tests and cases. # OCCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/gXR5e13bg6
– OC Health Care Agency (@ochealth), 2020 July 28
The total number of positive cases in Orange County is at least 34,833 since local investigations began in March. County officials recently explained that they may have taken the test multiple times, but if positive, they are only reported as one case, even if they also have copies of positive test results.
It is estimated that more than half of the cases, or 21,066, have recovered since Tuesday. The number of people who recovered is based on the number of cumulative cases in the previous 28 days.
Fifteen new deaths were reported in Orange County on Monday, with a total death toll of 581.
Data on deaths in the county are collected from death certificates or collected during the investigation of the case and their processing can take several weeks, officials say.
Of the 566 deaths, 253 were qualified residents of nursing homes, 21 were placed in auxiliary facilities, and one was reported as homeless.
The State Coronavirus Dashboard reports that 142 people have died in Orange County in the past 14 days.
In the county, 399,424 coronavirus studies were reported from the start of the trials, with data submitted by July 27th. An updated report on Tuesday described 6,100 daily studies.
The state listed 8.3% of the county’s test positivity percentage. 104,714 tests have been performed in the last two weeks.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been 8,671 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the past 14 days, compared to 8,953 in a report yesterday.
On Tuesday, the state agency also reports 685 hospitalized patients in the past 14 days (suspected and positive) at 33 hospitals across the county.
The state’s coronavirus dashboard shows that at least 40 percent were in Orange County on Tuesday. ICU beds.
The age distribution of deaths in the county is as follows:
- 85+ and older: 32% (186)
- 75-84: 24% (134)
- 65-74 years: 18% (106)
- 55-64 years: 13% (74)
- 45-54: 9% (53)
- 35-44: 3% (17)
- 25-34: 1.6% (9)
- 18-24: <1% (2)
- 0-17: 0%
The data published daily are preliminary and are subject to change, officials stress. More information can be obtained from case studies.
A summary of the Orange County Health Agency information can be found here.
Hospitals and deaths:
General Orange County cases under the 28 July Postal code:
Case demographics on July 20: