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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

75 New COVID-19 Cases

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New coronavirus cases in Orange County continue to increase on a weekly basis, with 132 reported on average each day in the past week, up from 104 for the week ending May 12.

There were 75 new cases reported Tuesday, bringing the OC total to 4,500, which includes 513 senior living residents and 350 jail inmates.

Los Alamitos currently has the highest cases per capita, with 54 cases per 10,000 residents. The North Orange County city currently has 63 cases out of 11,721 residents. The figure is up more than 50% from the week prior, when it had 41 total cases.

Tuesday was the second day in a row that no new deaths were reported. There have been 88 total deaths to date, including 23 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

Average daily hospitalizations for the week ending May 18 was 221, including 85 ICU patients, up from 198 and 77 for the week ending May 11, There are currently 229 cases hospitalized including 86 in intensive care units, based on data from 24 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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