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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 85  |  October 23, 2020

COVID-19: 8 new deaths reported in OC

Sadly, OC Health Care Agency reports that 1,409 people have died due to COVID-19 in Orange County, including eight new deaths reported today (October 17), following 10 new deaths reported yesterday, and 31 new deaths reported on Thursday. There have been “less than five deaths” of Laguna Beach residents to date.

The county reports that there have been 56,672 cumulative cases of COVID-19 countywide to date, an increase of 85 cases today.

The county reports that there have been 237 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date. This represents a per capita rate of 10.146 cases per thousand residents.

The county reports that 35 percent of ICU beds and 68 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 159 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (includes ICU); 56 are in ICU.

The county estimates 50,747 “recovered cases” according to its data criteria.

For questions about the data presented by the county, call (714) 834-2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To view the data dashboard, click here.

Numbers are updated daily by Stu News Laguna and reported on our social media pages @StuNewsLaguna.

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Courtesy of OC Health Care Agency

Orange County COVID-19 case data as of October 17, as reported by the County; click here to visit page that is updated daily


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