Average daily hospitalized COVID-19 patients surged 28% in the past week in Orange County, with 638 average daily patients in the week ending July 8, compared with 500 for the week ending July 1.
ICU patients are also increasing, albeit at a slower clip, with 211 patients each day on average in the week ending July 8, up 18% from the week prior.
26 new deaths were reported Thursday, including nine nursing home residents. That brings the county total to 402; more than half of those deaths have come from nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
There are 21,517 total COVID-19 cases in Orange County; 6% of those cases are from nursing homes.
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.
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