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249 New COVID-19 Cases

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New coronavirus cases in Orange County jumped for the week ending May 20, with 145 reported on average each day in the past week, up from 108 for the week ending May 13.

There were 249 new cases reported Wednesday, the highest daily increase yet, bringing the OC total to 4,742, which includes 514 senior living residents and 360 jail inmates

Huntington Beach, which has seen a surge in cases due to several outbreaks at senior living facilities, had 29 new cases reported in total in the past week, down slightly from 34 new cases in the week prior.

Ten new deaths were reported Wednesday, including seven from senior living facilities. There have been 98 deaths to date, including 30 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

According to Governor Gavin Newsom, California counties should report zero new deaths in two weeks before reopening.

Testing has slipped in the past week, with 1,449 reported each day on average, compared to 2,701 for the week prior.

Average daily hospitalizations for the week ending May 19 was 222, including 82 ICU patients, up from 206 and 81 for the week ending May 12. There are currently 253 cases hospitalized including 93 in intensive care units, based on data from 25 OC hospitals. The county tracks data from 25 hospitals totaling 5,903 beds, including 1,024 recently added to account for COVID-19.

Go here for more updates on how OC companies are responding to coronavirus.

For a closer look at Orange County coronavirus data, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.

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