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No Coronavirus Deaths Reported Today

No deaths from the coronavirus were reported for the past 24 hours, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

This is the fourth time in the past 30 days where no deaths were reported. Altogether, 177 people, including 85 in nursing homes, have died in Orange County from the virus. About 77% of the deceased were over 65 years old.

Today’s report showed 291 were hospitalized with the virus, including 135 in intensive care unit. Orange County has about 6,500 licensed hospital beds, according to the latest Business Journal list of hospitals.

The number of new cases today fell to 113, down from the county’s highest spikes of 294 on June 5 and 271 on June 6. The average number of new daily cases for the week ended today was 161, compared with 147 a week ago. Orange County has conducted 161,547 tests to date.

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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Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan has been a journalist for 40 years. He spent a decade in Latin America covering wars, narcotic traffickers, earthquakes, and business. His resume includes 15 years at Bloomberg News where his headlines and articles sometimes moved the market caps of companies he covered by hundreds of millions of dollars. His articles have been published worldwide, including the New York Times and the Washington Post; he's appeared on CNN, CBC, BBC, and Bloomberg TV. He was awarded a Kiplinger Fellowship at The Ohio State University.
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