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Today, May 10, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 3,502 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 537 cases in Santa Ana, which is the most cases of any city in Orange County. The Santa Ana case numbers don’t include infected inmates in County jails.



Two deaths were reported in Orange County today. To date 76 victims have died. There were 122 new cases reported today. There are currently 178 victims in local hospitals and 59 are in Intensive Care Units.

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19, as of May 10, 2020. California now has 66,680 confirmed cases and 2,745 deaths.

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

  • Anaheim reports 529 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 269 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 178 cases
  • Orange reports 171 cases
  • Irvine reports 142 cases
  • Buena Park reports 107 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 130 cases
  • Fullerton reports 126 cases
  • Westminster reports 55 cases
  • Tustin reports 56 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 50 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 41 cases

The CDC reports these national cases:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,300,696
  • 26,660 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 78,771
  • 1,737 New Deaths

Health Care Worker Infection Rates

As of May 9, local health departments have reported 7,160 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 38 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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