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The O.C. Health Care Agency is now reporting that Santa Ana has the most COVID-19 cases in Orange County. As of April 27, 2020 Santa Ana has 306 cases while there are 2,126 cases Countywide. A total of 54 new cases were reported today. No new deaths were reported today. To date there have been 39 deaths. Currently there are 157 victims in local hospitals and 62 are in Intensive Care Units.

For those of you interested in knowing how many have survived this virus in Orange County just subtract the fatalities form the total cases.

In related news a local highly placed political insider informed us that the cases labeled as Santa Ana include cases at the O.C. Central Jail and cases in North Tustin, in the 92705 zip code. My source reported that it is possible that as many as 50 of the reported cases in Santa Ana are actually from the North Tustin area.

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

  • Anaheim reports 289 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 183 cases
  • Irvine reports 127 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 96 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 89 cases
  • Orange reports 76 cases
  • Buena Park reports 74 cases
  • Fullerton reports 68 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 37 cases
  • Tustin reports 37 cases
  • Westminster reports 36 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 29 cases

California now has 43,464 confirmed cases and 1,755 deaths, as of April 27, according to the CA Dept. of Public Health.

The CDC is reporting 957,875 total cases and 53,922 deaths as of April 26.

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.

9 thoughts on “Santa Ana now has the most COVID-19 cases in Orange County as of April 27”
  1. It’s time someone takes a closer look at what’s happening at Theo lacy Juvenile hall the camp etc. Someone needs to sound the alarm now. Supervisors and those in charge are trying not to (cause panic) Instead they’re actually not informing staff healthcare workers and inmates. There needs to be total transparency between all involved now! Safety needs to be the goal or lives will be lost. Hippa laws need to waived at this point. Osha guidlines need to be reviewed. I want my loved ones to come home safe.

      1. How do I get the attention of the OC board of Supervisors about what is happening right now at Theo Lacy and Juvenile hall etc.? I just found out that a juvenile just tested positive. It’s spreading right under their noses and doing nothing about it. These are county faciliities that should set the standard during this pandemic. My loved one is a healthcare worker. I’m terrified. The board is wanting to re-open businesses. It’s a slap in face to those who are the front lines. Reopening will only cause a higher number of cases and put our healthcare workers at risk.

        Do I need to protest in order to get their attention?

        1. I would start with contacting your local Supervisor, Andrew Do. but also reach out to the OC Sheriff and the OC Health Care Agency.

          Protesting would work if you can get the media to pay attention. Be sure to reach out to the Voice of OC.

  2. Your comment about north Tustin is completely misplaced. The first asterisk (*) below the table states that unincorporated portions of the county like North Tustin are included in “Other”. Other has only 2 cases. North Tustin is low density, not conducive to the virus. Your political speculation of 50 cases for a community of 25,000 would give North Tustin the highest per capita infection rate in the county, exceeding Laguna and Newport!

    1. That is the info I got – from a highly placed O.C. political insider who asked to remain anon. Let’s see if the County Health Agency clarifies this. There is a lot of pressure on them to be more transparent about these figures. As for North Tustin it is low density but the average age there is higher than in Santa Ana.

  3. So, is this the case of jail numbers contributing to Santa Ana, or are lower income populations being hit harder?

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