North Orange County cities continue to experience higher case and death rates from COVID-19 than their South County counterparts, according to data from the OC Health Care Agency.
The death count is even more drastic than the case differences between the two regions, with North County representing about 90% of all deaths in Orange County.
Anaheim and Santa Ana continue to have the highest coronavirus case and death figures, including the highest concentration of nursing home cases and deaths.
The two cities have 13,023 cumulative cases, representing 36% of total Orange County cases, and 314 deaths, representing 51% of the total 618 deaths in the county.
Anaheim has 497 nursing home cases and 86 nursing home deaths; Santa Ana has 377 nursing home cases and 58 deaths.
Other notable North County hotspots including Orange, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and Fullerton which add another 100 deaths.
In total, North County has approximately 562 deaths.
In contrast, the city with the most deaths in South County is Newport Beach, with eight deaths or 0.9 deaths per 10,000 residents; Laguna Hills and San Juan Capistrano have the most deaths per capita, with 1.6 and 1.1 deaths per 10,000 residents, respectively.
There are 36,196 total cases and 618 total deaths in the county, including 289 from nursing home and assisted living facilities.
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