Today, May 19, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 4,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 757 cases in Santa Ana. The Santa Ana case numbers don’t include infected inmates in County jails.
No new deaths were reported today. To date there have been 88 deaths in Orange County. A total of 75 new cases were reported today. There are currently 229 victims in local hospitals and 88 are in Intensive Care Units.
Here is how other major cities in Orange County are faring:
- Anaheim reports 707 cases
- Huntington Beach reports 295 cases
- Garden Grove reports 226 cases
- Orange reports 213 cases
- Irvine reports 156 cases
- Buena Park reports 137 cases
- Newport Beach reports 133 cases
- Fullerton reports 156 cases
- Westminster reports 76 cases
- Tustin reports 66 cases
- Costa Mesa reports 66 cases
- Fountain Valley reports 50 cases
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 80,430 confirmed cases and 3,302 deaths.
The CDC reports these national cases:
- TOTAL CASES: 1,504,830
- 24,481 New Cases
- TOTAL DEATHS: 90,340
- 933 New Deaths
Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of May 17, local health departments have reported 8,330 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 47 deaths statewide.
Your Actions Save Lives
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Staying home except for essential needs/activities.
- Practicing social distancing.
- Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Following guidance from public health officials.
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
For more information about what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.
California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.