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Today, May 6, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 3,004 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 389 cases in Santa Ana. Yesterday the County reported 433 cases in Santa Ana. The cases went down as more of the Santa Ana cases have been moved to the “Other” Category reflecting victims who happen to be locked up in Orange County jails. There are 218 victims in that “Other” Category.

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 58,815 confirmed cases and 2,412 deaths as of May 6.

State officials today also launched an interactive website to help Californians find COVID-19 community testing sites near them. The new site allows Californians to quickly search for testing sites by current location, address, city or zip code and schedule an appointment. It also features an interactive map of testing sites across the state.

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

  • Anaheim reports 438 cases, which means they now have the most cases in Orange County
  • Huntington Beach reports 238 cases
  • Irvine reports 138 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 153 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 103 cases
  • Orange reports 135 cases
  • Buena Park reports 98 cases
  • Fullerton reports 107 cases
  • Westminster reports 47 cases
  • Tustin reports 46 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 44 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 37 cases

The CDC is reporting these national cases as of May 6:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,193,813
  • 22,303 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 70,802
  • 2,523 New Deaths

Health Care Worker Infection Rates

As of May 5, local health departments have reported 6,368 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 36 deaths statewide.

How People Can Protect Themselves

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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