7 More Die Of Coronavirus In Orange County, Masks Mandatory In CA

Ashley Ludwig

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — On the day that California's Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed masks were mandatory in most indoor situations, seven more Orange County residents died as a result of the coronavirus.

There were 132 people who tested positive for the virus Thursday, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

This week, a total of 33 people have died, and since early June, over 75 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The county's death toll has risen to 250 since the pandemic began in Orange County. Of those who have died, 128 were residents of skilled nursing facilities.

A total of 9,292 residents have tested positive for the virus, with over 1,000 of those residents of local skilled nursing facilities.

On Thursday, 345 patients are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, and of those, 144 are currently in Intensive Care as of this report.

One of those patients includes Anaheim Fire Capt. Dave Baker, who was admitted to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo on June 7, according to his wife. He remained in intensive care, Anaheim Fire & Rescue spokesman Shane Carringer said.

Another firefighter in intensive care is now out of the unit but still hospitalized, Carringer said.

"Both are making slow, but positive improvements," he said.

To date, out of the 9,292 positive cases of coronavirus in Orange County, an estimated 4,496 have recovered from the illness.

On Thursday, all Orange County towns saw an increase of positive coronavirus totals except for Brea, Coto De Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Woods and Villa Park.

To date, the ages of those who have died:

  • Between 25 and 34: 3
  • Between 35 and 44: 7
  • Between 45 and 54: 20
  • Between 55 and 64: 33
  • Between 65 and 74: 45
  • Between 75 and 84: 64
  • Over 85: 78

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

  • Aliso Viejo: 38
  • Anaheim: 1,784
  • Brea: 59 (unchanged)
  • Buena Park: 286
  • Costa Mesa: 188
  • Coto de Caza : 7 (unchanged)
  • Cypress: 92
  • Dana Point: 37
  • Fountain Valley: 83
  • Fullerton: 357
  • Garden Grove: 542
  • Huntington Beach: 455
  • Irvine: 252
  • La Habra: 185
  • La Palma: 30
  • Ladera Ranch: 20 (unchanged)
  • Laguna Beach: 52
  • Laguna Hills: 49
  • Laguna Niguel: 48
  • Laguna Woods: 14 (unchanged)
  • Lake Forest: 96
  • Los Alamitos: 86
  • Midway City: 27
  • Mission Viejo: 98
  • Newport Beach: 182
  • Orange: 406
  • Placentia: 172
  • Rancho Mission Viejo: 11
  • Rancho Santa Margarita: 38
  • San Clemente: 75
  • San Juan Capistrano: 69
  • Santa Ana: 1,994
  • Seal Beach: 70
  • Stanton: 111
  • Trabuco Canyon: 19
  • Tustin: 168
  • Villa Park: 10 (unchanged)
  • Westminster: 203
  • Yorba Linda: 115
  • Other* 391 (unchanged)
  • Unknown** 361

According to OC Health Care, the "Other" category includes the aggregate case count of the unincorporated areas of the county that have less than 5 cases, plus cases incarcerated in Orange County jails.

New statewide mandated mask rules have overruled county directives in an effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus in California while enabling businesses to reopen.

In addition to bars, gyms and theaters, community pools, schools, day camps, museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, wineries and family entertainment centers received permission last week to reopen in Orange County.

On Friday, the state authorized the reopening of nail salons on June 19. Workers and customers will be required to wear face coverings, according to the state guidelines.

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This article originally appeared on the Orange County Patch