While COVID-19 is a disease that can cause serious illness and death, and those 65 and older or those with underlying health conditions are most vulnerable, studies by the World Health Organization estimate that approximately 80% of persons with COVID-19 have a mild illness that resolves. The remaining persons with COVID-19 have more severe illness that may lead to hospitalization, delayed recovery and occasionally death. It is important to follow the state and local health official orders and guidance, which will help to protect all of us, especially the most vulnerable in our community.
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Orange County, CA
COVID-19 CASE COUNTS
Posted Date: 4/1/2020
Data posted each day are always preliminary and subject to change. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.
Numbers fluctuate day-by-day due to changes in patient condition(s). Data are gathered daily at one point in time.
|Total people by tested HCA Public Health Lab (PHL) and commercial labs to date||7,271|
|HCA PHL available to test||1,286 specimens|
Additional Data on Orange County COVID-19 Cases
Case counts will fluctuate day to day. It is important to look at trends over time when reviewing these data rather than drawing conclusions from any individual data points.
Case Counts by Cities
|Rancho Santa Margarita||48,960||8|
|San Juan Capistrano||36,821||13|
|All of Orange County||3,222,498||606|
* The "other" category includes the aggregate of the unincorporated areas of the county, and cities that have both a population <25,000 and <5 cases, including Laguna Woods and Los Alamitos.
** More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.
*** Case counts for cities with populations <25,000 are not posted if there are less than 5 cases to protect patient confidentiality. Case counts for cities with populations <25,000 will be posted once they accrue 5 or more cases.
1 Population estimates from the California Department of Finance: www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/Estimates/e-1/
2 Data are preliminary and subject to change.
3 COVID-19 now has reached community transmission status, which means people may have contracted the illness elsewhere in the County. This may not necessarily be in the city where they live. These data should not be interpreted as an indication of activity in any specific location. Under a community transmission status, the true prevalence of this disease may not be known as most cases are likely not diagnosed or reported.
In order to better focus public health resources on the changing needs of the Orange County community, beginning March 27, the HCA is no longer collecting information about Orange County travelers returning from countries that have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in Orange County since early March, and since then, most of the confirmed cases were not related to travel outside of the United States.
2020 Orange County Coronavirus Case Counts
Report ending date – March 26, 2020
|Male||Female||Other||< 18||18-49||50-64||> 65||Unknown|
|Person to Person Spread*||27||20||7||0||0||15||7||5||0|
|*Contact to a known case. | **Not travel related or contact to known case. Report ending date – March 26, 2020|