COVID-19 average daily testing for weeks ending as shown

COVID-19 average daily testing for weeks ending as shown

Coronavirus cases continue to spike alongside sharp increases in testing figures, with Anaheim and Santa Ana representing nearly half of average daily cases reported in the past week.

Average daily increases for the county in the past week was 73, up from 54 for the week ending April 22.

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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.

Nearly 1,400 people have been tested each day on average in the past week; that’s more than twice the previous high of 691 reached last week, in the seven days ending April 22.

There are 2,252 COVID-19 cases in OC to date, with almost 30,000 tests done as of Wednesday.

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