Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

The County of Orange surpassed 1,000 reported COVID-19 cases today, with a cumulative case count of 1,016 and 91 new cases, according to the O.C. Health Care Agency. The first Orange County case of COVID-19 was reported on January 25, 2020. To date, the County is reporting 17 deaths. There are currently 99 victims who are hospitalized and 59 of them are in Intensive Care Units.

Santa Ana now has 74 cases.

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

  • Anaheim leads the County with 104 cases
  • Irvine reports 89 case
  • Newport Beach reports 78 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 73 cases
  • San Clemente reports 41 cases
  • Yorba Linda reports 32 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 28 cases
  • Mission Viejo reports 27 cases
  • Fullerton reports 23 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 15 cases

The County Public Health lab and reporting labs have tested 11,791 people, of which 8.6 percent were confirmed positive with COVID-19.

As of April 7, 2020, there are a total of 16,957 positive cases and 442 deaths in California, according to the CA Public Health Department.

The CDC reports:

  • Total cases: 395,011
  • Total deaths: 12,754

In an effort to flatten the curve, the California Department of Public Health has ordered residents to shelter in place with the exception of those who work in essential functions or for essential activities, like grocery shopping.

On Friday, April 3, the OC Health Care website began including a hospitalization chart showing cases over time so the community can access historical data on the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19.

“While we want to provide information that best educates our community during this pandemic, it’s important to understand that hospitalization numbers capture a point in time and will fluctuate daily,” said County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick. “Looking at historical data over a period of weeks can give us a better understanding of trends in our community.” 

“We are grateful for the local and state partnerships that have allowed us to take the necessary measures to ensure Orange County is prepared for a likely increase in demand on our hospitals,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District. “We will continue to assess the situation and determine any additional steps we need to take to ensure our community will have the services it needs.”  

For questions related to COVID-19, contact the Orange County COVID-19 Hotline at 1(833)426-6411, visit, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).

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

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