Average coronavirus cases reported daily for the preceding seven days surpassed 100 for the third day in a row, with 110 average cases reported for the week ending May 6, the highest to date.
It’s up from 71 cases reported the following week, and 54 for the week ending April 22.
Anaheim continues to represent the largest increases in cases with 18 average daily cases reported in the past week, while cases in Santa Ana reflect a decrease after the county pulled out cases reported Orange County jails and moved it to the “other” category, which has 218 cases.
Testing figures have also increased, with 1,240 people tested each day on average in the past week; up from 1,179 tests the week prior.
Hospitalizations are also on the rise, with 189 average daily hospitalizations for the week ending May 5, up from 161 for the week ending April 28. There has been a decrease in ICU patients in the past two weeks, from 65 to 61 for the week ending May 5. The county tracks data from 25 hospitals totaling 5,903 beds, including 1,024 recently added to account for COVID-19.
There are about 3,000 total cases and 65 deaths to date in Orange County; north of 39,000 people have been tested to date.
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