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Average daily Covid-19 cases for weeks ending as shown

Average daily Covid-19 cases for weeks ending as shown

Friday marked the first day in nearly two weeks that new coronavirus cases reported each day on average per week declined over the week prior.

There were 121 new coronavirus cases reported each day on average for the week ending May 22, down from 128 reported for the week ending May 15.

There were 108 new cases reported Friday, bringing the OC total to 4,941, which includes 559 senior living residents and 365 jail inmates.

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Six deaths were reported today, five of which were from senior living facilities. There have been 118 deaths to date, including 45 senior living residents and no jail inmates.

Santa Ana and Orange, home to the jails included in the report, have 1,108 total cases, or 885 and 233, respectively. Cases in Santa Ana are up 30% from 683 cases last week; Orange is up 22% from 191 cases.

In order to take steps to reopen, fewer than 8% of residents are expected to test positive for coronavirus over a 7-day period. In the past week, just 3% of OC residents tested positive, down from 4.4% a week prior.

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