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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

Rise in Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths

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The portion of Orange County’s coronavirus deaths coming from nursing and assisted living facilities has been steadily rising in recent months.

To date, there have been 208 coronavirus deaths attributed to assisted living and nursing facility residents, representing 55% of the 376 total deaths.

That figure has climbed from 42% since the start of June, and from about 20% since the start of May.

Anaheim and Santa Ana have the largest number of deaths from nursing facilities with 111 deaths, representing more than half of total deaths from nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the counties.

The two cities have 192 cumulative deaths to date.

Los Alamitos has the greatest rate of nursing home cases, with 57 cases per 10,000 residents, trailed by Anaheim and Santa Ana with 11 and 8.4 nursing home cases per 10,000 residents, respectively.

There are 20,225 cumulative cases in the county, including 1,267 nursing and assisted living residents.

Seven new coronavirus deaths were reported Wednesday, including 3 nursing facility residents.

The number of people testing positive for the virus in the county continues to rise, with a nearly 15% positive testing rate on Wednesday.

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