Orange County reported 113 new cases and 45 new deaths as of March 21 – Orange County Register

Orange County reported 113 new cases and 45 new deaths as of March 21 - Orange County Register

The OC Health Care Agency reported 113 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, March 21, bringing the total number of cases since the start of follow-up to 249,539.
It is estimated that 1,625 cases of the virus have been recorded in Orange County in the past 14 days.

On Sunday, 45 new deaths were added to the records, bringing the county’s total number of COVID-19 deaths to 4,607.

Data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or collected during case investigations and can take weeks to process. The most recent reported death occurred on March 7.

The county also reported 187 patients at local hospitals, a decrease of nine patients from the previous day. There were 43 patients listed in intensive care units on Sunday.

The county update says 3,249,404 tests have been performed for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 8,003 new tests since the previous report.

Of the 4,607 cumulative deaths reported from the virus, 1,034 were residents of skilled nursing facilities, 504 were assisted living, one was in an OC prison and 11 were homeless.

The distribution of deaths by age in the county is as follows:

  • 17 and under: 0.02% (1)
  • 18-24 years old: 0.22% (10, plus 1)
  • 25-34: 1,02% (47, plus 1)
  • 35-44: 2,15% (99, plus 1)
  • 45-54: 6,23% (287, + 3)
  • 55-64: 14,02% (646, + 9)
  • 65-74: 19,49% (898, + 9)
  • 75-84: 24.64% (1,135, up 11)
  • 85 years and over: 32.21% (1,484, over 10)

An estimated 240,949 people recovered from the virus on Sunday. The number of people who have recovered is based on the cumulative number of previous 28 days.

The data released each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials point out. Further information may become available as investigations into individual cases are completed.

You can find the Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard here.

Orange County Hospitalizations and Critical Care Patients:

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