100 Residents Test Positive For Coronavirus In OC, 3 Die Tuesday

Ashley Ludwig

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County officials are reporting 100 new cases of the coronavirus, and three additional deaths today, bringing the county's totals to 6,574 cases and 150 deaths. Those counts are from 21 of a possible 25 hospitals that report data to the OC Health Care Agency.

Three people died as a result of coronavirus on Tuesday, according to reports. In Orange County, there are still 240 residents hospitalized, with 97 individuals — 40 percent of those hospitalized — still under intensive care.

On Tuesday, Orange County test sites are still open, even amid civil unrest across Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,566 people have been tested out of a cumulative 136,098 who have been tested for the virus.

There have been 150 deaths in Orange County to date, and 63 of those — just over 40 percent — were residents of skilled nursing homes.

As of this report, an estimated 40 percent of those who tested positive for coronavirus in Orange County — 2,695 residents — have recovered from COVID-19 since the testing began.

Only 4 percent of Orange County's 3.2 million residents have been tested for coronavirus.

By the numbers, in Orange County, more men have contracted the virus than women and more men have died as a result of COVID-19 than women.

Over half of those who have died as a result of the virus are over the age of 75.

OC Health Care reports that 786 residents of skilled nursing homes have contracted coronavirus, and 381 staffers have been stricken with COVID-19. There have been outbreaks, which are defined as two or more cases, in 23 skilled nursing facilities, three assisted living facilities and two care homes.

In Orange County, here are Thursday's coronavirus totals by city:

  • Aliso Viejo: 29
  • Anaheim: 1,120
  • Brea: 42
  • Buena Park: 177
  • Costa Mesa: 125
  • Coto de Caza : 6 (unchanged)
  • Cypress: 77
  • Dana Point: 29 (unchanged)
  • Fountain Valley: 61 (unchanged)
  • Fullerton: 220
  • Garden Grove: 352
  • Huntington Beach: 348
  • Irvine: 202
  • La Habra: 119
  • La Palma: 22
  • Ladera Ranch: 14 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Beach: 46
  • Laguna Hills: 33 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Niguel: 39 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Woods: 9 (unchanged)
  • Lake Forest: 66
  • Los Alamitos: 81
  • Midway City: 16
  • Mission Viejo: 76
  • Newport Beach: 144
  • Orange: 289
  • Placentia: 130
  • Rancho Mission Viejo: 8
  • Rancho Santa Margarita: 23
  • San Clemente: 68
  • San Juan Capistrano: 57
  • Santa Ana: 1,267
  • Seal Beach: 23
  • Stanton: 81
  • Trabuco Canyon: 16
  • Tustin: 107
  • Villa Park: 8
  • Westminster: 138
  • Yorba Linda: 80
  • Other* 385
  • Unknown** 441

For the most recent data, visit: occovid19.ochealthinfo

The county of Orange has identified these testing and screening sites for both essential workers and the general public. Read on for more information on how to receive those tests.

CARES Act Funding checks are going out to towns in need, including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Cypress, Buena Park and Los Alamitos, according to the Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel.

"Our small businesses are the backbone of Orange County and they have been suffering as a result of COVID-19," Steel said. "I hope that this long-awaited CARES Act funding will be allocated quickly for the businesses that need it most."

Small businesses will receive checks from the mayors of their towns, according to Steel.

This article originally appeared on the Orange County Patch