Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) has finally announced that 1,995 people have allegedly recovered from the COVID-19 virus here in Orange County.

The HCA did note however that while every case of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is reported to HCA, there is no practical way to find out if they’ve recovered. Moreover, many people may have experienced some symptoms of COVID-19, but were have not been tested, making it impossible to know the exact number of COVID-19 infections and recoveries.

The HCA finally came up with an estimate by taking the difference between the prior 28-day cumulative case count and current day mortality to determine the current day recovered total. They also asked that we consider this data to be only an estimate and it should be interpreted with caution.

There are currently 5,578 COVID-19 victims in Orange County including 131 fatalities. There are 1,032 cases in Santa Ana. A total of 131 new O.C. cases were announced today. There are currently 269 victims in local hospitals and 106 of them are in Intensive Care Units.

Here is how other major cities in Orange County are faring:

  • Anaheim reports 904 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 329 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 286 cases
  • Orange reports 258 cases
  • Irvine reports 180 cases
  • Buena Park reports 160 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 139 cases
  • Fullerton reports 184 cases
  • Westminster reports 108 cases
  • Tustin reports 89 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 104 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 53 cases

The California Department of Public Health announced on May 25 the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 94,558 confirmed cases and 3,795 deaths.

The CDC reports these nationwide cases:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,662,414
  • 24,958 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 98,261
  • 592 New Deaths

Health Care Worker Infection Rates

As of May 24, local health departments have reported 9,328 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 50 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.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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