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COVID-19 Increases Inland

There were 106 new coronavirus cases reported each day on average in the past week, up slightly from 104 for the week ending May 5, with inland cities continuing to drive increases.

Anaheim and Santa Ana generated almost half of new cases in the past week, while other inland cities in North OC, like Garden Grove and Orange, continue to represent hotspots.

Meanwhile, coastal cities that initially saw higher case counts continue to decrease on a weekly basis.

There are about 3,602 cases as of Tuesday, including 374 senior living residents and 259 OC jail inmates. There have been 77 deaths, including 18 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

About 54,769 of the county’s 3.2 million residents have been tested to date.

As of Monday, there were 230 current hospitalizations including 100 ICU patients. Average daily hospitalizations have increased from 189 to 198 for the week ending May 11, while ICU patients have also increased in that time frame from 61 to 77.

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 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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