A new database introduced last week by the Orange County Health Care Agency suggests the percentage of those testing positive each day for COVID-19 in the county has jumped to 9.3% from 6.9% two weeks ago.
Of the 223,363 cumulative tests, 13,064 have tested positive to date, including 1,131 skilled nursing facility residents, 395 jail inmates and 111 people experiencing homelessness.
Four new deaths were reported Monday, bringing the total to 330, including 171 skilled nursing residents. More than 75% of all deaths are among those aged 65 years and above.
Northern county cities continue to have the bulk of cases and deaths, led by Santa Ana and Anaheim.
Hospitalization rates have jumped nearly 12% in the past three days, with 485 patients and 175 ICU patients. There are currently about 41% of ICU beds currently available.
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