The Orange County Health Agency reported 187 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, July 28.
The region also published a note on social media the next day, stating that “there was a problem with the processing of electronic messages from some laboratories. The result is a reduction in the number of tests and cases reported due to delays in receiving these messages. She said some test results and cases were missing in Tuesday’s update.
We have updated https://t.co/XiphdjsVuR with the cases reported to us today. Note: @CAPublicHealth has encountered a problem processing electronic messages from some labs. The result is a reduction in the number of tests and cases reported due to delays in receiving these messages. # OCCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/gXR5e13bg6
– OC Healthcare Agency (@ochealth) July 28, 2020
The cumulative total number of positive cases in Orange County is at least 34,833 since local testing began in March. Regional officials have recently clarified that they may have tested an individual more than once, but if they are positive, they are reported as only one case, even though they have duplicate positive test results.
It is estimated that more than half of the cases recovered or 21,066 on Tuesday. The number of people who have recovered is based on the previous 28-day cumulative number of cases.
In Orange County, 15 new deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 581.
Data on deaths in the county are compiled from death certificates or collected during the investigation of a case, and data processing can take weeks.
Of the 566 deaths, 253 were qualified residents of care facilities, 21 were in care facilities and one was listed as homeless.
According to the state coronavirus dashboard, there have been 142 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.
Since the start of testing, 399,424 coronavirus tests have been reported throughout the territory, with data submitted by 27 July. In the update, 6,100 daily tests were reported on Tuesday.
The state reported an 8.3% test positivity rate for the region, with 104,714 tests performed in the last two weeks.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been 8,671 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the past 14 days, compared to 8,953 in yesterday’s report.
The state agency also reported Tuesday 685 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspicious and positive) in 33 hospitals across the district.
A coronavirus tracking dashboard shows that Orange County had at least 40% of ICU beds available on Tuesday.
The breakdown of the district by age is as follows:
- 85+: 32% (186)
- 75 – 84: 24% (134)
- 65-74: 18% (106)
- 55 – 64: 13% (74)
- 45-54: 9% (53)
- 35 – 44: 3% (17)
- 25-34: 1.6% (9)
- 18 – 24: <1% (2)
- 0-17: 0%
The figures published every day are preliminary and are subject to change, officials say. More information may be available once the investigation in each case has been completed.
You can find the dashboard of the Orange County Health Care Agency here.
Hospitalizations and deaths:
Total number of cases in Orange County by zip code on July 28:
Demographics of the case from 20 July: