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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

COVID-19 Cases Increase

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New coronavirus cases in Orange County continue to increase on a weekly basis, with 131 reported on average each day in the past week, up from 99 for the week ending May 8.

There were 158 new cases reported Friday, bringing the OC total to 4,125, which includes 430 senior living residents and 335 jail inmates.

Four new deaths were reported Friday, all from senior living facilities. There have been 84 total deaths to date, including 21 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

Testing is also increasing, with 66,267 of the county’s 3.2 million residents receiving tests as of May 15.

In order to reopen, the county is expected to report 1.5 tests per 1,000 residents each day; for the week ending May 14, there were about 0.6 tests per 1,000 county residents conducted each day on average.

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

For ongoing, in-depth coverage of COVID-19’s effects on OC businesses, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.

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