COVID-19: 1,448 new cases and 47 new deaths reported in OC, 4 new cases in Laguna Beach 

Sadly, OC Health Care Agency reports that 2,367 people have died due to COVID-19 in Orange County, including 47 new deaths reported on Sunday (January 17). There have been “less than five deaths” of Laguna Beach residents to date.

The county reported 1,448 new cases of COVID-19 in OC on Sunday. There have been 210,813 cumulative cases to date.

ICU capacity remains very low and hospitalization numbers very high. The percentage of adult ICU beds currently available in OC is 5.5 percent unadjusted and 0 percent adjusted.* 36 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 2,026 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (-39 since Saturday’s report – includes ICU); 538 are in ICU (-4 since Saturday’s report).

The county reports that there have been 642 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date, including four new cases reported on Sunday and 69 new cases reported since last Sunday’s report.

The county estimates 136,506 “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 17, as reported by the county; click here to visit page that is updated daily