The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 187 new cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, July 28.
The county also posted a note on social media for a second day saying it “was experiencing a problem processing electronic reports from some labs.” As a result, there is less evidence and cases reported due to the delay in receiving these reports. “He said Tuesday’s update would be missing some test and case results.
We have updated https://t.co/XiphdjsVuR with the cases that were reported to us today. Note: @CAPublicHealth is experiencing a problem processing electronic reports from some labs. As a result, there is less evidence and cases reported due to the delay in receiving these reports. # OCCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/gXR5e13bg6
– OC Health Care Agency (@ochealth) July 28, 2020
The cumulative total number of positive cases for Orange County is at least 34,833 since local testing began in March. County officials recently clarified that they may have evaluated an individual multiple times, but if they are positive, they are reported as a single case, even if they have duplicate positive results.
It is estimated that more than half of the cases, or 21,066 as of Tuesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the previous cumulative case count of 28 days.
There were 15 new deaths reported in Orange County on Monday, bringing the total number of residents who have died to 581.
The data on deaths in the county is either compiled from death certificates or collected throughout the investigation of the case and can take weeks to process, authorities say.
Of the 566 deaths, 253 were residents of skilled nursing facilities, 21 were in assisted living facilities, and one was listed as homeless.
The state coronavirus board reports that there have been 142 deaths in Orange County in the past 14 days.
Across the county, 399,424 tests for the coronavirus have been reported since testing began, with data through July 27. There were 6,100 daily tests reported in Tuesday’s update.
The state listed a test positivity rate of 8.3% for the county, with 104,714 tests conducted in the past 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, down from 8,953 in yesterday’s report.
The state agency also reports 685 hospitalized patients in the past 14 days (suspicious and positive) at 33 hospitals across the county as of Tuesday.
The state’s coronavirus control panel shows that Orange County had at least 40% of its ICU beds available on Tuesday.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85+: 32% (186)
- 75-84: 24% (134)
- 65-74: 18% (106)
- 55-64: 13% (74)
- 45-54: 9% (53)
- 35-44: 3% (17)
- 25-34: 1.6% (9)
- 18-24: <1% (2)
- 0-17: 0%
The data released daily 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 panel here.
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Total Orange County Cases by Zip Code as of July 28:
Demographic data of the case as of July 20: