COVID-19: 253 new cases and 38 new deaths reported in OC

Sadly, OC Health Care Agency reports that 3,848 people have died due to COVID-19 in Orange County, including 38 new deaths reported yesterday (February 22). There have been five deaths of Laguna Beach residents to date.

The county reported 253 new cases yesterday. There have been 244,885 cumulative cases to date.

The percentage of adult ICU beds currently available in OC is 15.9 percent. 59 percent of ventilators are currently available countywide.

The county reports that 556 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (-21 since Sunday’s report – includes ICU); 179 are in ICU (-11 since Sunday’s report).

The county reports that there have been 785 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laguna Beach to date, including 10 new cases reported since last Sunday’s report.

The county estimates 224,933 “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.

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Courtesy of OC Health Care Agency

Orange County COVID-19 case data posted on February 22, as reported by the county; click here to visit page that is updated daily