ORANGE COUNTY, CA — On Wednesday, officials reported 448 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, raising the cumulative total to 47,090. Seven county residents were reported to have died as a result of coronavirus, Wednesday, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
The county reported 912 deaths on Tuesday, but it was later determined one of the fatalities lived outside of Orange County, so the death toll was knocked down to 911. As of Wednesday, 918 people have died as a result of coronavirus since the pandemic began. Of those who died, four were skilled nursing facility residents and three lived in assisted living facilities. Of the total death toll, 351 were skilled nursing facility residents and 59 lived in assisted living facilities.
The county's data on hospitalizations and other key metrics have been moving in the right direction, with the rate of county residents testing positive for COVID-19 at 5.2%, below the state's desired threshold of 8%.
Hospitalizations went up from 385 to 399 on Wednesday, with the number of intensive care unit patients remaining at 113.
The county's case rate per 100,000 residents dropped from 83.3 to 80.7, which is still far higher than the California Department of Public Health threshold of 25 per 100,000 residents.
The county has 28% of intensive care unit beds available, which is better than the state's 20% threshold. And the county's hospitals have 58% of their ventilators available, well above the state standard of 25%.
The change in three-day average of hospitalized patients stands at 0.3%, much lower than the 10% state standard.
The OCHCA reported that 611,144 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including 5,649 reported on Wednesday. There have been 39,129 documented recoveries.
The COVID-19 Cases by City as of Wednesday is as follows:
Aliso Viejo - 325 Total Cases
Anaheim - 8073 Total Cases
Brea - 430 Total Cases
Buena Park - 1348 Total Cases
Costa Mesa - 1590 Total Cases
Coto de Caza - 34 Total Cases
Cypress - 487 Total Cases
Dana Point - 230 Total Cases
Fountain Valley - 456 Total Cases
Fullerton - 2136 Total Cases
Garden Grove - 2557 Total Cases
Huntington Beach - 2126 Total Cases
Irvine - 1429 Total Cases
La Habra - 1231 Total Cases
La Palma - 140 Total Cases
Ladera Ranch - 149 Total Cases
Laguna Beach - 173 Total Cases
Laguna Hills - 278 Total Cases
Laguna Niguel - 359 Total Cases
Laguna Woods - 51 Total Cases
Lake Forest - 747 Total Cases
Los Alamitos - 147 Total Cases
Midway City - 110 Total Cases
Mission Viejo - 699 Total Cases
Newport Beach - 1008 Total Cases
Orange - 2144 Total Cases
Placentia - 812 Total Cases
Rancho Mission Viejo - 56 Total Cases
Rancho Santa Margarita - 294 Total Cases
Rossmoor - 56 Total Cases
San Clemente - 421 Total Cases
San Juan Capistrano - 405 Total Cases
Santa Ana - 9132 Total Cases
Seal Beach - 250 Total Cases
Silverado - 43 Total Cases
Stanton - 591 Total Cases
Trabuco Canyon - 169 Total Cases
Tustin - 1118 Total Cases
Villa Park - 46 Total Cases
Westminster - 903 Total Cases
Yorba Linda - 615 Total Cases
City News Service, Patch Editor Ashley Ludwig contributed to this report.