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Jump in COVID-19 Tests, Cases

Coronavirus cases continue to spike alongside sharp increases in testing figures.

There have been 84 cases reported each day on average in Orange County in the past week, up from 56 for the week ending April 23. Testing figures have more than doubled over that time period, with 1,500 people tested each day on average last week, up from the 700 for the week prior.

Anaheim and Santa Ana, which represent about 20% of the county’s population, represented more than a third average daily cases reported in the past week.

Weekly data suggested the county had experienced a dip in new cases for more than a week before they started to climb once more due to new increases from inland cities, as well as an increase in testing conducted by HCA’s public health lab and local commercial testing labs.

There are 2,393 COVID-19 cases in OC to date, with 31,500 tests done as of Thursday.

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

For a deep dive on where coronavirus is spreading in Orange County, and why, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.

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