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There were 111 new coronavirus cases reported each day on average for the week ending May 11, up from 100 for the week prior and 65 for the week ending April 20.
Nearly 30 new cases emerged from Newport Beach over the weekend, a city that had seen relatively few new cases in recent weeks, with the city attributing the case spikes to outbreaks at “local care facilities where patients and staff have tested positive.”
“We may have more cases as additional patients and staff are tested,” the city said in a statement.
There were 55 new cases and no new deaths reported Monday, with 3,557 cases and 76 deaths to date. More than 20% of the county’s deaths were from senior living facilities; about a quarter of OC deaths have occurred in the past week.
Anaheim has generated about 15% of new cases in the past week; Santa Ana has generated about 30% of new cases.
Nearly 53,000 of the county’s 3.2 million people have been tested to date.
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