Coronavirus: Orange County reports 665 new cases and 12 new deaths as of Aug. 5 – OCRegister

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 665 new cases of the coronavirus, as of Wednesday, Aug. 5, bringing the county’s cumulative total of positive tests  to 38,131 cases.

It is estimated that more than half of the reported cases, or 27,197 as of Wednesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count. Some 439,682 tests have been given for the virus.

There were 12 new deaths reported in Orange County on Tuesday, raising the death toll at 665.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigation and can take weeks to process, officials say. The most recent death was on July 31.

Of the 665 deaths, 274 were skilled nursing facility residents, two were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 140 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been at least 6,488 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 580 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Wednesday. This is a decrease of 25% since 14 days ago.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County had at least 34% of its ICU beds available on Tuesday.

The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

  • 85 and older: 31% (209)
  • 75-84: 23% (151)
  • 65-74: 19% (123)
  • 55-64: 13% (89)
  • 45-54: 9% (61)
  • 35-44: 3% (20)
  • 25-34: 1.5% (10)
  • 18-24: <1% (2)
  • 17 and younger: 0%

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.

You can find the Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard here.


Hospitalizations and deaths:


Orange County total cases by ZIP code for Aug. 4:


Case demographics as of July 29:

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