COVID-19: 1,376 new cases reported in OC, 3 new cases in Laguna Beach 

OC Health Care Agency reported 1,376 new cases of COVID-19 today (January 5) in Orange County. There have been 171,955 cumulative cases to date.

Sadly, the county reports that 1,926 people have died due to COVID-19 in OC. 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 4.9 percent unadjusted and 0 percent adjusted.* 31 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 2,236 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (+58 since yesterday’s report – includes ICU); 504 are in ICU (+4 since yesterday’s report).

The county reports that there have been 541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date, including three new cases reported today and 48 new cases reported since last Tuesday’s report.

The county estimates 100,658 “recovered cases” according to its data criteria.

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

*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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Orange County COVID-19 case data posted on January 5, as reported by the county; click here to visit page that is updated daily