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.