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Orange County hit a new record in average coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with 327 cases reported each day on average in the past week, up from 192 the week prior and from the prior high of 273 reached in the week ending June 24.

The county has 11,511 cumulative cases to date, with 231,902 tests conducted. The percentage of those testing positive is increasing, with a nearly 5% positive testing rate.

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Total deaths in the county surpassed 300 on Thursday, with seven new deaths reported. About 51% of deaths have come from skilled nursing facilities.

There are 394 cases currently hospitalized, including 147 ICU patients. In the week ending June 23, there have been 349 daily hospitalizations on average, up from 311 and 294 in the preceding two weeks.

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For a deeper dive into why Orange County is seeing a new COVID-19 surge, see next week’s print edition of the Business Journal.