San Clemente: 45 Residents Test Positive For Coronavirus

Ashley Ludwig

SAN CLEMENTE, CA — Three more people have died in Orange County on Tuesday, bringing the coronavirus death toll to 42 people, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency's recent report. In San Clemente, 45 total residents have tested positive for the disease, a number stable since Sunday.

The Health Care Agency reported the county's coronavirus cases increased by 34, to a total of 2,151 people in Orange County who have tested positive for the virus.

The number of hospitalized patients increased from 157 on Monday to 178 on Tuesday, with the number of intensive care patients rising from 62 to 74, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. As of this report, 23 Orange County hospitals reported data for this report.

Of those infected with the virus, men outweigh women with 54 percent infected with the virus.

Men also make up 62 percent of those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 disease.

Of the county's total cases:

  • 2 percent involve people under 18 years old
  • 9 percent are between 18-24
  • 16 percent are between 25-34
  • 15 percent are between 35-44
  • 19 percent are between 45-54
  • 18 percent are between 55-64
  • 11 percent are between 65-74
  • 6 percent are between 75- 84
  • 4 percent are 85 and older

Of the deaths:

  • 5 percent were 25 to 34 years old
  • 7 percent were 35 to 44
  • 12 percent were 45-54
  • 17 percent were 55-64
  • 12 percent were 65-74
  • 31 percent were 75-84
  • 17 percent were 85 or older.

To date, 27,737 residents of Orange County have been tested for coronavirus.

The four biggest cities in Orange County account for the largest number of positive cases, according to Orange County Health Care Agency's most recent report.

Santa Ana has the most cases with 313, followed by Anaheim at 291, Huntington Beach at 198, and Irvine at 127.

City Counts of Coronavirus Infected Residents:

  • Aliso Viejo: 18 cases (no increase)
  • Anaheim: 291 cases
  • Brea: 19 cases (no increase)
  • Buena Park: 73 cases (decrease of 2)
  • Costa Mesa: 37 cases (no increase)
  • Coto de Caza: 5 cases (no increase)
  • Cypress: 41 cases (no increase)
  • Dana Point: 23 cases
  • Fountain Valley: 29 cases
  • Fullerton: 69 cases
  • Garden Grove: 90 cases
  • Huntington Beach: 198 cases
  • Irvine: 127 cases (no increase)
  • La Habra: 45 cases
  • La Palma: 14 cases
  • Ladera Ranch: 12 cases (no increase)
  • Laguna Beach: 36 cases (no increase)
  • Laguna Hills: 18 cases (no increase)
  • Laguna Niguel: 33 cases (no increase)
  • Laguna Woods: 8 cases (no increase)
  • Lake Forest: 27 cases (no increase)
  • Los Alamitos: 20 cases
  • Midway City: 6 cases
  • Mission Viejo: 42 cases
  • Newport Beach: 96 cases
  • Orange: 78 cases
  • Placentia: 50 cases
  • Rancho Mission Viejo: 6 cases (no increase)
  • Rancho Santa Margarita/Dove Canyon: 14 (no increase)
  • San Clemente: 45 cases (no increase)
  • San Juan Capistrano: 22 cases (no increase)
  • Santa Ana: 313 cases
  • Seal Beach: 11 cases (no increase)
  • Stanton: 20 cases
  • Trabuco Canyon: 10 cases (no increase)
  • Tustin: 36 cases (decrease of 1)
  • Villa Park: 6 cases (no increase)
  • Westminster: 36 cases (no increase)
  • Yorba Linda: 48 cases (no increase)
  • OTHER: 2 cases -- (includes unincorporated areas of the county and cities with under 25,000 residents and under 5 cases of coronavirus reported)
  • Unknown Cases: 77

City News Service contributed to this report.

Orange County residents are seeking to help one another during the time with so many out of work. A pop up food pantry was planned for early May in Mission Viejo.

Despite restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus, crowds flocked to Orange County beaches over the weekend as temperatures rose to summer-like levels, which drew criticism from Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday

"I cannot impress upon people more that the only thing that will set us back is our behavior, is people stopping the practice of physical distancing and appropriate social distancing," Newsom said at his daily coronavirus briefing. "That's the only thing that will stop us from reopening this economy... The only thing that can stop that is more images again like we saw over this weekend.

Unlike in neighboring Los Angeles County, the public was not strictly prohibited from visiting the sand in Orange County, though county beach parking lots remain closed.

City councils in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Clemente were holding special meetings Tuesday to discuss their schedules for closing and/or re-opening beaches and parks.

This report will be updated with city-wide totals.

City News Service, Patch editor Ashley Ludwig contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the San Clemente Patch