The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 637 new cases of the coronavirus as of Saturday, August 1.
The cumulative total number of positive cases for Orange County is at least 36,833 since local testing began in March. County officials recently clarified that they may have tested an individual multiple times, but if positive, they are reported as only one case, even if they have duplicate positive test results.
It is estimated that more than half of the cases, or 23,860 as of Saturday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.
There were 31 new deaths reported in Orange County on Saturday, bringing the total number of residents who have died to 649.
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 649 deaths, 267 were skilled nursing facility residents, 28 were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.
The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 149 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been at least 7,234 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.
The state agency also reports 584 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 30 hospitals reporting across the county as of Saturday. This is a decrease of 25.5% since 14 days ago.
The county’s hospitalizations were listed as 584 on Saturday, with 174 people in ICUs.
The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County had at least 34% of its ICU beds available on Friday.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 32% (204)
- 75-84: 23% (147)
- 65-74: 18% (122)
- 55-64: 13% (84)
- 45-54: 9% (58)
- 35-44: 3% (21)
- 25-34: 1.5% (10)
- 18-24: <1% (2)
- 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.
You can find the Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard here.
Hospitalizations and deaths for July 30
Orange County total cases by ZIP code for July 30:
Case demographics as of July 29: