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O.C. Health Care Agency is now reporting 174 total cases of COVID-19 in Santa Ana as of April 21, 2020 and 1,691 cases Countywide. There were 29 new cases reported today. No new deaths were reported today. To date 33 victims have passed away. There are currently 148 victims in local hospitals and 54 of them are in Intensive Care Units.

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

  • Anaheim continues to lead the County with 215 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 148 cases
  • Irvine reports 118 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 88 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 65 cases
  • Orange reports 64 cases
  • Buena Park reports 60 cases
  • Fullerton reports 57 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 32 cases

California now has 30,978 confirmed cases and 1,208 deaths, according to the CA Dept. of Public Health.

The CDC reports 776,093 cases and 41,758 deaths to date.

Health Care Worker Infection Rates 

As of April 19, local health departments have reported 3,584 confirmed positive cases in health care workers. This includes on-the-job exposures, and other exposures, such as travel and close family contact. As testing capacity continues to increase, and more tests are being conducted directly in physician’s offices and processed through commercial laboratories, local public health officials will not be able to report the source of exposure for every affected health care worker.

Testing in California 

As of April 19, more than 290,500 tests had been conducted in California. At least 283,317 results have been received and another 7,200 are pending. These numbers include data California has received from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.

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.

One thought on “There are now 174 cases of COVID-19 in Santa Ana and 1,691 cases Countywide”
  1. Thank you for the update and for the record I got a good news to tell you that myself I went to UCI . medical center in the city of santa Ana on street .main and Civic center drive on April 17,2020 for a runny nose and dry nose and especially for a bloody nose and the doctor told me that if I wanted to get Corona virus tested and come back on April ,20 ,2020 at 9:00am and went to the UCI medical center for the results and the doctor told me that I didn’t get the Corona virus at all because I was tested negative and I wish you graduations and be safe and be careful with people with the symptoms of the Corona virus and have a good day and God bless you and your family too and take care of yourself and your family from Steven Andrew Novelo 31years male if want to call me back on my cellphone number is 1714 4725927 and I will be waiting for your call and God bless you and your family in the city of santa Ana California?

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