Orange County Coronavirus Counts: 67 New Cases, 1 Person Dies

Ashley Ludwig

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — On Wednesday, Orange County's total number of infected people raised to 1,753 and one new death was reported, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Tuesday, 25 area hospitals reported results, stating that 162 people are hospitalized, and of those, 70 are in intensive care.

Thus far, 20,371 out of 3.2 million Orange County residents have been tested for the virus, and there are currently enough kits to test 2,371 more specimens.

An additional 662 more people were tested for the disease since Tuesday.

Of the county's total cases:

  • 33 people are under 18 years old;

  • 131 people are between 18-24;

  • 282 people are between 25-34;

  • 252 people are between 35-44;

  • 686 people are between 45-64;

  • 369 people are 65 or older.

Men make up over half of the county's cases, and over half of those who have succumbed to COVID-19.

Of the deaths:

  • 2 were 25 to 34 years old,

  • 1 was 35 to 44,

  • 11 were 45 to 64,

  • 20 were 65 or older.

Of the deceased, 21 were men and 13 were women, OC Health Care reported. It was not known if the deceased had underlying health conditions as of this report.

The ethnicity shows that of those who have died in Orange County:

  • 11 were Asian

  • 10 were white

  • 9 were Latino

  • 2 was black or African American

  • 2 were not classified

Anaheim has the most COVID-19 cases in the county with 230, followed by Santa Ana with 184, Huntington Beach with 153 cases, and Irvine with 119.

City Counts of Coronavirus Infected Residents:

  • Aliso Viejo: 17 cases (no increase)

  • Anaheim: 230 cases

  • Brea: 18 cases

  • Buena Park: 64 cases

  • Costa Mesa: 33 cases

  • Coto de Caza: 5 cases (no increase)

  • Cypress: 38 cases

  • Dana Point: 18 cases (no increase)

  • Fountain Valley: 25 cases (no increase)

  • Fullerton: 59 cases

  • Garden Grove: 69 cases

  • Huntington Beach: 153 cases

  • Irvine: 119 cases

  • La Habra: 37 cases

  • La Palma: 12 cases (no increase)

  • Ladera Ranch: 10 cases (no increase)

  • Laguna Beach: 36 cases (no increase)

  • Laguna Hills: 17 cases

  • Laguna Niguel: 32 cases (no increase)

  • Laguna Woods: 8 cases

  • Lake Forest: 26 cases

  • Los Alamitos: 9 cases

  • Mission Viejo: 39 cases (no increase)

  • Newport Beach/Corona Del Mar: 89 cases

  • Orange: 64 cases

  • Placentia: 38 cases

  • Rancho Mission Viejo: 5 cases (no increase)

  • Rancho Santa Margarita/Dove Canyon: 14 cases (no increase)

  • San Clemente: 43 cases (no increase)

  • San Juan Capistrano: 22 cases (no increase)

  • Santa Ana: 184 cases

  • Seal Beach: 10 cases (no increase)

  • Stanton: 15 cases

  • Trabuco Canyon: 10 cases (no increase)

  • Tustin: 33 cases (no increase)

  • Villa Park: 6 cases (no increase)

  • Westminster: 26 cases

  • Yorba Linda: 43 cases

  • OTHER: 5 cases -- (includes unincorporated areas of the county and cities with under 25,000 residents and under 5 cases of coronavirus reported)

  • Unknown Cases: 71

On Tuesday, Orange County Health Care Agency reported reductions in numbers that show that the social distancing is working, according to Orange County's chief health officer, Dr. Nichole Quick, even with the rise in counts on Wednesday.

Orange County Health Care Agency's Dr. Nichole Quick says that the "statewide stay-at-home order has been effective." Once orders are lifted, she recommends that the most vulnerable remain at home.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a mandate for face mask wearing for all of the county's essential work force. The ordinance applies countywide. Cities can approve more restrictive mask-wearing laws, but cannot have one weaker than the county order.

A plea from Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen went out to Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, asking her and her fellow supervisors to close south county beaches. Bartlett made the motion, but it was not seconded, and died on the floor. Meanwhile, a loosening of restrictions for golf courses lifted the spirits of many, happy to get back out on the links.

In San Clemente, a small group of skaters and dirt bike riders cleared the way for some outdoor fun. The city of San Clemente created a major buzzkill by dumping tons of beach sand onto the cement skatepark. Here's what the local rebels did about it.

Project Roomkey is up and running in south Orange County at the Laguna Hills Inn.Already, area homeless who needed to social distance or quarantine have been moved into the hotel. This is following a state and federal mandate to provide space for those experiencing homelessness and dealing with coronavirus.

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City News Service contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the Orange County Patch