Orange County surpasses 7,000 deaths related to COVID-19 – Orange County Register


The OC Health Care Agency reported 1,071 more cases of the coronavirus between Tuesday, April 26, and Friday, April 29, increasing the cumulative total since tracking began in the county to 552,994.

There were 3,565 new cases reported in the last two-week period as of Friday, April 29.

The county is now reporting updates to coronavirus-related case counts on Tuesdays and Fridays, following changes to reporting timelines at the state level.

There were 76 people reported in Orange County hospitals with coronavirus, including 11 who needed to be in intensive care units.

The county reported 10 more deaths on Friday, increasing the count of those who have died from the virus in Orange County to 7,007.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates, or gathered through the course of case investigations, and can take weeks to process. The most recent death recorded was on April 21.

Of the 7,007 deaths reported from the virus, 1,335 were skilled nursing facility residents, 704 were in assisted living facilities, two were O.C. jail inmates, and 21 were listed as homeless.

It is estimated 540,282 people have recovered from the virus. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed. The Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard can be found here.

Click here to view or download the daily tracker.