274 New Coronavirus Cases In Orange County Saturday

Nick Garber

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County health officials reported 274 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths Saturday, bringing the county's totals to 7,321 cases and 176 fatalities.

The number of hospitalized patients decreased from 283 Friday to 282, and the number of patients in intensive care units dipped from 123 to 122, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

The number of people tested for the virus in the county stands at 154,511, with 3,156 documented recoveries.

Men account for 51% of the county's COVID-19 cases and 56% of its deaths.

Santa Ana leads all county cities with 1,438 cases, followed by Anaheim with 1,297. Many of the cases in both cities are tied to long-term nursing care facilities.

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

  • Aliso Viejo: 34
  • Anaheim: 1,297 (unchanged)
  • Brea: 47 (unchanged)
  • Buena Park: 203
  • Costa Mesa: 146
  • Coto de Caza : 7 (unchanged)
  • Cypress: 78
  • Dana Point: 31
  • Fountain Valley: 70 (unchanged)
  • Fullerton: 240
  • Garden Grove: 409
  • Huntington Beach: 365
  • Irvine: 222
  • La Habra: 133
  • La Palma: 25 (unchanged)
  • Ladera Ranch: 18
  • Laguna Beach: 46 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Hills: 35 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Niguel: 42
  • Laguna Woods: 10 (unchanged)
  • Lake Forest: 78
  • Los Alamitos: 86 (unchanged)
  • Midway City: 17 (unchanged)
  • Mission Viejo: 78 (unchanged)
  • Newport Beach: 158
  • Orange: 320
  • Placentia: 140
  • Rancho Mission Viejo: 9 (unchanged)
  • Rancho Santa Margarita: 25 (unchanged)
  • San Clemente: 71
  • San Juan Capistrano: 62
  • Santa Ana: 1,438
  • Seal Beach: 27
  • Stanton: 88
  • Trabuco Canyon: 17 (unchanged)
  • Tustin: 127
  • Villa Park: 8 (unchanged)
  • Westminster: 164
  • Yorba Linda: 90
  • Other: 385
  • Unknown: 475

For the most recent data, visit: occovid19.ochealthinfo

The HCA has reported outbreaks at 26 skilled nursing homes, three assisted living facilities and two care homes. An outbreak is defined as having at least two coronavirus cases.

HCA Assistant Director Lilly Simmering said Thursday the agency is boosting testing capacity in institutional settings and is "increasing the number of staff working at skilled nursing home facilities."

The agency also continues to work with UC Irvine on a "training curriculum" with skilled nursing home facility staff "to ensure that their facilities are hygienic and doing proper precautions for COVID-19," she said.

As of mid-week, 867 nursing home residents had tested positive for coronavirus and 427 staffers had contracted the virus, increases of 81 and 46, respectively, since Monday.

In Orange County's jails, 381 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus with 367 now recovered. Fourteen inmates are currently sick and in medical isolation. Sheriff's officials are awaiting tests on 84 inmates.

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This article originally appeared on the Orange County Patch