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Today, May 18, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 4,434 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 744 cases in Santa Ana. The Santa Ana case numbers don’t include infected inmates in County jails.

No new deaths were reported today. To date 88 victims have died in Orange County. There were 59 new cases reported today. There are currently 194 victims in local hospitals and 78 are in Intensive Care Units.

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

  • Anaheim reports 701 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 291 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 224 cases
  • Orange reports 212 cases
  • Irvine reports 154 cases
  • Buena Park reports 137 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 133 cases
  • Fullerton reports 153 cases
  • Westminster reports 75 cases
  • Tustin reports 65 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 64 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 50 cases

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 80,430 confirmed cases and 3,302 deaths.

The CDC is reporting these national cases:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,480,349
  • 13,284 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 89,407
  • 698 New Deaths

Health Care Worker Infection Rates

As of May 17, local health departments have reported 8,330 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 47 deaths statewide.

Your Actions Save Lives

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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