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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

COVID-19 Cases Up

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No new coronavirus deaths were reported Monday, the first time since last Monday, while average daily cases rose to a new high of 184 in the last week from 159 for the week ending June 8.

There were 2,743 average daily tests done in the week ending June 14, down from 3,629 for the prior week. Nearly 184,500 tests have been conducted to date, with 8,759 people testing positive, or 4.7%.

Of the total cases, 887 are from skilled nursing facilities, and 387 are from Orange County jails. About 85 new cases have come from nursing facilities in the past week, as well as 19 deaths. There have been 221 deaths to date, including 104 nursing facility residents, or 47%.

Santa Ana, Anaheim and Los Alamitos continue to have the highest cases per capita, while Placentia represents a growing hotspot, with nearly 30.2 cases per 10,000 residents, up from 27.7 a week ago.

For the week ending June 13, the last day hospital data was available, there were 301 hospitalizations and 144 ICU patients on average each day, up from 285 and 135 for the week prior.

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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