Coronavirus: Orange County reports nearly 30,000 positive tests for the coronavirus as of July 20

Coronavirus: Orange County reports nearly 30,000 positive tests for the coronavirus as of July 20

The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 560 new cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, July 20.

The cumulative total number of positive cases for Orange County has reached 29,986 since local testing began in March.

It appears Orange County has nudged past Riverside County for having the second most total number of cases in the state behind Los Angeles County. According to Riverside County’s coronavirus dashboard update on Monday, it has reached 29,983 cases. Los Angeles County leads the state with 155,887 cases reported Sunday.

There was one new death reported in Orange County on Monday, bringing the total number of residents who have died to 493.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigation and can take weeks to process, officials say.

Of the 493 deaths, 232 were skilled nursing facility residents, 17 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 126 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

Countywide, 359,900 tests for the coronavirus have been reported since testing began, with data through July 19. There were 7,443 daily tests reported in the update Monday.

The state gave an 10.9% test positivity rate for the county, with 96,773 tests given in the last two weeks.

The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus is 14,366. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been 10,511 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 747  hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Monday. Down from 801 patients on Friday.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County has at least 41% of its ICU beds available on Friday.

The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

  • 85 and older: 32% (154)
  • 75-84: 26% (125)
  • 65-74: 17% (88)
  • 55-64: 13% (62)
  • 45-54: 8% (43)
  • 35-44: 3% (13)
  • 25-34: 1% (7)
  • 18-24: <1% (1)
  • 17 and younger: 0%

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.

Hospitalizations and deaths:

Orange County total cases by ZIP code for July 20:

Case demographics as of July 20:

Click on the map below to see the county case counts by city:

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