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COVID-19: 3,995 new cases and 110 new deaths reported in OC over last two days, 18 new cases in Laguna Beach 

Sadly, OC Health Care Agency reports that 2,477 people have died due to COVID-19 in Orange County, including 110 new deaths reported over the last two days. 46 new deaths were reported on January 18 and 64 new deaths were reported on January 19. There have been “less than five deaths” of Laguna Beach residents to date.

The county reported 3,995 new cases of COVID-19 in OC today, which represents a two-day total. 1,681 new cases were reported on January 18 and 2,314 new cases were reported on January 19. There have been 214,808 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.* 34 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 2,007 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (-19 since Sunday’s report – includes ICU); 523 are in ICU (-15 since Sunday’s report).

The county reports that there have been 660 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date, including 18 new cases reported today, which represents a two-day total, and 61 new cases reported since last Tuesday’s report.

The county estimates 143,618 “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.

*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 posted on January 19, as reported by the county; click here to visit page that is updated daily