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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

COVID-19 Weekly Deaths Down

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There were 148 new coronavirus cases reported each day on average for the week ending May 29, up from 115 the week prior, when cases appeared to be flattening.

Testing is up slightly this week, with 2,410 people tested each day on average, compared to 2,339 the week prior, but down from 2,687 for the week ending May 15.

About 116,279 of the county’s 3.2 million residents have been tested to date, with 5% testing positive, down slightly from the week prior.

There are 5,923 total Orange County cases, including 667 senior living residents and 375 jail inmates. More than 480 cases have come from Anaheim and Santa Ana in the past week, representing nearly half of the county total in that time frame.

There have been 27 new deaths in the past week, down from 34 deaths the week prior. There are 145 deaths in the county to date, including 60 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

About 41% of all deaths have been in senior living facilities; more than half of all deaths have been among people older than 75. People younger than 55 represent the smallest portion of deaths, about 14% in total.

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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