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COVID-19: 2,144 new cases reported in OC, 5 new cases in Laguna Beach

OC Health Care Agency reported 2,144 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday (December 28), marking a seven-day surge of 21,426 new cases and 149,607 cumulative cases to date. 

Sadly, the county reports that 1,846 people have died due to COVID-19 in Orange County. There have been “less than five deaths” of Laguna Beach residents to date.

ICU capacity remains very low and hospitalization numbers very high. The percentage of adult ICU beds currently available in OC is 5.9 percent unadjusted and 0 percent adjusted.* 43 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 2,031 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (+41 since Sunday’s report – includes ICU); 453 are in ICU (+10 since Sunday’s report).

The county reports that there have been 483 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date, including five new cases reported yesterday and 49 new cases reported since last Monday’s report.

Anaheim experienced an increase of 416 new cases yesterday; Santa Ana experienced an increase of 373 new cases yesterday.

The county estimates 82,710 “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.

COVID-19 numbers are updated daily by Stu News Laguna and reported on our social media pages @StuNewsLaguna. 

*From OC Health Care Agency: Adjusted ICU capacity takes into account the percentage of COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU (the higher the percentage of COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU, the more the adjustment).

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Courtesy of OC Health Care Agency

Orange County COVID-19 case data as of December 28, as reported by the county; click here to visit page that is updated daily


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