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Today, April 29, the OC Health Care Agency reported a total of 2,393 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 366 cases in Santa Ana. One new death was reported today. To date 45 victims have died. There were 145 new cases reported today. A total of 190 victims are currently in local hospitals. There are 63 victims in Intensive Care Units.

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

  • Anaheim reports 346 cases
  • Huntington Beach reports 223 cases
  • Irvine reports 130 cases
  • Garden Grove reports 109 cases
  • Newport Beach reports 97 cases
  • Orange reports 92 cases
  • Buena Park reports 89 cases
  • Fullerton reports 79 cases
  • Westminster reports 43 cases
  • Tustin reports 42 cases
  • Costa Mesa reports 40 cases
  • Fountain Valley reports 32 cases

California now has 46,500 confirmed cases and 1,887 deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The CDC reports these nationwide figures:

  • TOTAL CASES: 1,031,659
  • 26,512 New Cases
  • TOTAL DEATHS: 60,057
  • 2,552 New Deaths

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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