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North County Facing More COVID-19 Deaths, Cases

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Northern Orange County cities continue to have the bulk of COVID-19 cases and deaths, far outpacing South County.

This is led by Santa Ana and Anaheim, which continue to have the highest coronavirus case and death figures, including the highest concentration of nursing home cases and deaths.

The two cities have 8,312 cumulative cases, representing 37% of total Orange County cases, and 212 deaths, representing 51% of the total deaths in the county.

Anaheim has 408 nursing home cases and 61 nursing home deaths; Santa Ana has 289 nursing home cases and 58 deaths.

Together, the two cities represent 54% of all nursing home cases in the county, and 58% of all nursing home deaths.

There are 22,650 total cases and 412 total deaths in the county, including 221 from nursing home and assisted living facilities.

On a per capita basis, Los Alamitos has the most deaths, with nearly 14 deaths per 10,000 residents, all of them due to an outbreak at a nursing home facility.

Anaheim and Santa Ana have 2.7 and 3.4 deaths per 10,000 residents, respectively.

There are fewer deaths among the south county cities, with San Juan Capistrano having the most with 0.8 deaths per 10,000 residents.

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