Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Today, April 23, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 1,827 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 202 cases in Santa Ana.

A total of 78 new cases were reported today as well as two deaths. To date 36 victims have died. There are currently 158 victims in the hospital and 59 in Intensive Care Units.

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

  • Anaheim continues to lead in total cases with 239 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 162 cases
  • Irvine reports 119 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 90 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 73 cases
  • Buena Park reports 68 cases
  • Orange reports 66 cases
  • Fullerton reports 60 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 33 cases
  • Westminster reports 29 cases

The California Department of Public Health reported 37,369 cases statewide and 1,469 deaths as of April 23.

The CDC is reporting 828,441 total cases nationwide and 46,379 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.​​​

By Editor

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

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