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Today, May 2, 2020, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 2,537 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 458 cases in Santa Ana. Two new deaths were reported today. To date 52 victims have died. There were 99 new cases reported today. A total of 202 victims are currently in local hospitals. There are 58 victims in Intensive Care Units.

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

  • Anaheim reports 382 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 226 cases
  • Irvine reports 136 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 121 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 98 cases
  • Orange reports 107 cases
  • Buena Park reports 89 cases
  • Fullerton reports 91 cases
  • Westminster reports 47 cases
  • Tustin reports 45 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 41 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 34 cases

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 52,197 confirmed cases and 2,171 deaths.

The CDC reported these national figures:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,092,815
  • 30,326 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 64,283
  • 1,829 New Deaths

New Data Portal

The state has launched a new, user-friendly data portal at COVID-19 Statewide Update that tracks COVID-19 cases statewide and by county, gender, age and ethnicity. The portal also outlines statewide hospitalizations and testing efforts. The data presented on the portal will be updated daily and will include additional information as it is available.

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), 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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