Today, May 1, 2020, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 2,537 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 430 cases in Santa Ana. Five new deaths were reported today. To date 50 victims have died. There were 163 new cases reported today. A total of 181 victims are currently in local hospitals. There are 61 victims in Intensive Care Units.
Here is how other major cities in Orange County are faring:
- Anaheim reports 364 cases
- Huntington Beach reports 225 cases
- Irvine reports 133 cases
- Garden Grove reports 112 cases
- Newport Beach reports 98 cases
- Orange reports 92 cases
- Buena Park reports 89 cases
- Fullerton reports 89 cases
- Westminster reports 45 cases
- Tustin reports 44 cases
- Costa Mesa reports 40 cases
- Fountain Valley reports 33 cases
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 50,442 confirmed cases and 2,073 deaths.
The CDC reported these national figures:
- TOTAL CASES: 1,062,446
- 30,787 New Cases
- TOTAL DEATHS:62,406
- 2,349 New Deaths
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.