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Average daily Covid-19 cases for weeks ending as shown

Average daily Covid-19 cases for weeks ending as shown

New coronavirus cases in Orange County surged for the week ending May 14, with 129 reported on average each day, up from 102 for the week ending May 7.

Anaheim and Santa Ana continue to lead county increases. The two cities, which have a combined population of nearly 700,000, represented 44% of total new cases in the past week.

There were 229 new cases reported Thursday, the largest single-day increase to date; 36% of those new cases came from Santa Ana; 15% came from Anaheim.

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There are 3,968 total OC cases, which includes 407 senior living residents and 331 jail inmates.

No new deaths were reported Thursday, with 80 total deaths to date; that figure includes 17 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

Testing is also increasing, with 61,619 of the county’s 3.2 million residents receiving tests as of May 14.

In order to reopen, the county is expected to report 1.5 tests per 1,000 residents each day; for the week ending May 13, there were about 0.5 tests per 1,000 county residents conducted each day on average.

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For ongoing, in-depth coverage of COVID-19’s effects on OC businesses, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.