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COVID-19 average daily tests for weeks ending as shown

COVID-19 average daily tests for weeks ending as shown

Testing figures for coronavirus in Orange County once again reached a new high, with 1,720 people tested each day on average for the past week, more than double the previous high set the week prior.

There have been nearly 100 new coronavirus cases reported each day on average for the week ending May 1, also more than double the 50 reported cases for the week ending April 24.

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Anaheim and Santa Ana represented half of new daily cases on average in the past week.

Average daily hospitalizations for the week ending May 1 was 170, up from 149 for the week ending April 24. There are currently 181 cases hospitalized including 61 in intensive care units, based on data from 23 OC hospitals. The county tracks data from 25 hospitals totaling 5,903 beds, including 1,024 recently added to account for COVID-19. 

There are 2,537 COVID-19 cases in OC to date, with 34,128 tests done as of Friday.

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For a closer look at Orange County coronavirus data, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.