COVID-19: County reports “elevated disease transmission,” “increasing hospitalization,” and “limited hospital capacity”

According to the OC Health Care Agency, Orange County is experiencing “elevated disease transmission,” “increasing hospitalization,” and “limited hospitalization” – with an 11.6 percent change in the three-day average of hospitalized patients. The County reports an increase of 456 cases received yesterday, June 29, and a total of 13,064 cumulative cases to date.

Sadly, the County reports that 330 people have died due to COVID-19, including four new deaths received yesterday. There have been no deaths of Laguna Beach residents.

171 of those who have died were skilled nursing facility residents; two were individuals experiencing homelessness.

The County reports that 485 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (includes ICU); 175 are in ICU.

Laguna Beach has a cumulative case count of 59 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of three cases yesterday, a per capita rate of 2.526 cases per thousand residents. 

Santa Ana has had 2,734 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of 76 cases yesterday, and 86 deaths. Anaheim has had 2,463 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of 71 cases yesterday, and 83 deaths. Newport Beach has had 272 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of 19 cases yesterday, and two deaths. Irvine has had 365 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of 17 cases yesterday, and five deaths. Dana Point has had 52 confirmed cases to date, a net increase of two cases yesterday, and no deaths.

The age group with the most confirmed cases is 25-34 years old, accounting for 2,739 of the total confirmed cases in the County to date. 

The County estimates 7,193 “recovered cases” according to its data criteria.

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

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Orange County COVID-19 case data as of June 29, as reported by the County; click here to visit page that is updated daily