The Orange County Health Agency reported 2,701 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday (January 7th), increasing the county’s cumulative total to 177,733 cases since the start of follow-up.
There were 29 new deaths reported by the county on Thursday, increasing the total number of registered deaths to 1,972.
In the county, 2,251 patients with local coronavirus hospitals were also reported on Thursday. This is an increase of 2 patients from the last report on Wednesday.
On Thursday, 502 patients were admitted to the intensive care units. The percentages of the intensive care unit capacity here have been adjusted by public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-1
About 39,423 cases of the virus have been reported in Orange County in the last 14 days.
An estimated 106,962 people recovered from the virus by Thursday. The number of people who recovered is based on the previous 28-day cumulative number of cases.
According to the county update, 2,179,658 coronavirus tests have been given since testing began locally, with at least 31,915 tests taking place on Wednesday.
Of the cumulative 1,772 deaths reported by the virus, 664 are qualified residents of nurses, 203 are in residential care facilities, and four are listed as homeless.
The distribution of deaths in the county by age is as follows:
- 85 and over: 33.16% (654)
- 75-84: 22.62% (446)
- 65-74: 19.07% (376)
- 55-64: 13.84% (273)
- 45-54: 7.35% (145)
- 35-44: 2.28% (45)
- 25-34: 1.37% (27)
- 18-24: 0.25% (5)
- 17 and younger: 0.05% (1)
Data on deaths in the county are collected from death certificates or collected during the investigation of the case and can take weeks to process, officials say.
The data published every day are preliminary and subject to change, the employees emphasize. More information may become available after the completion of the investigation of individual cases.
You can find the Orange County Health Management Dashboard here.
Orange County Hospitalizations and Intensive Care Patients:
Regions in California and ICU capacity for January 7