ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Health officials announced 11 more coronavirus related deaths on Thursday, and 873 more infections across Orange County.
On Thursday, the cumulative death toll for Orange County rose to 466 and the cumulative case total to 27,904.
The county has recorded 103 COVID-19 fatalities in the past two weeks.
The number of hospitalized patients dropped from 722 to 711, but the number of patients in intensive care inched up from 238 to 245.
Of the 11 fatalities reported on Thursday, over half were skilled nursing facility residents, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Of the total total who have died as a result of coronavirus, 222 were skilled nursing facility residents and 16 were assisted living facility residents.
Of the nearly 28,000 cases of coronavirus in the county, 1,413 of the infected were skilled nursing home facility residents, 434 were OC Jail inmates, and 120 were people experiencing homelessness in Orange County.
The county has administered 334,011 coronavirus tests and calculates an approximate 12,264 recoveries.
Of those who have died of coronavirus:
0-17 years old: 0
18-24 years old: 1
25-34 years old: 7
35-44 years old: 13
45-54 years old: 38
55-64 years old: 59
65-74 years old: 81
75-84 years old: 119
85 years old and over: 148
In Orange County, here are Thursday's coronavirus totals by city:
Aliso Viejo: 215
Buena Park: 765
Costa Mesa: 865
Coto de Caza: 16
Dana Point: 138
Fountain Valley: 276
Garden Grove: 1,437
Huntington Beach: 1,357
La Habra: 642
La Palma: 94
Ladera Ranch: 87*
Laguna Beach: 105
Laguna Hills: 166
Laguna Niguel: 216
Laguna Woods: 33
Lake Forest: 417
Los Alamitos: 140
Midway City: 56
Mission Viejo: 435
Newport Beach: 668
Rancho Mission Viejo: 38 (no change)
Rancho Santa Margarita: 185
Rossmoor: 26 (no change)
San Clemente: 241
San Juan Capistrano: 184
Santa Ana: 5,225
Seal Beach: 157
Trabuco Canyon: 110
Villa Park: 35
Yorba Linda: 375
The county's case rate per 100,000 residents increased from 242.9 on Wednesday to 247.8, higher than the California Department of Public Health threshold of 25 per 100,000 residents.
The rate of residents testing positive for COVID-19 dipped from 14.1% to 14%, but is still much higher than the state's desired rate of 8%.
The three-day average of hospitalized patients jumped from 4.5% Wednesday to 6.2%, but it is still lower than the state's threshold of 10%.
Also, the county has 36.5% of its intensive care unit beds available, more than the state's threshold of at least 20% to handle a surge. The county also has 64% of its ventilators available, more than double the 25% minimum expected by the state.
In the county's jails, 434 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, with 391 having recovered and 43 in medical isolation being treated for symptoms. The county is awaiting the results of 38 tests.
Meanwhile, Orange County's Board of Education voted for districts to return to school without masks or social distancing in place, this week.Multiple school districts have balked at the notion, many declaring their intent to return to virtual school in August and September.
On Wednesday, a drive-thru testing site for residents opened at the Anaheim Convention Center.This week, large-scale testing aims of helping more residents, essential personnel and those who have come into contact with infected coronavirus patients to learn if they have contracted COVID-19. About 100 people passed through the site Wednesday morning. The county hopes to reach 1,200 daily tests within two weeks.
Additionally, Rite Aid expanded its COVID-19 testing capacity by opening nearly 100 sites Thursday across California, including Orange County locations are in Anaheim, La Habra, Costa Mesa and Mission Viejo.
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