On Sunday, February 21, Orange County public health officials reported 40 new deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 3,810.
The county’s death data are compiled based on death certificates or collected through case investigations, and it may take several weeks to process. The most recent death recorded was February 13.
The Orange County Health Department reported 252 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, and since the start of the tracking, the county’s cumulative total has increased to 244,632.
The county also reported 577 patients at the local hospital. On Sunday, 190 patients were placed in the intensive care unit, a decrease of 9 from the previous report. The total number of hospital patients is roughly the same as at the end of November.
The California Department of Public Health̵
In the past 14 days, Orange County has recorded an estimated 5,426 cases of the virus. The average number of cases in the 14 days prior to the week was 9,111.
The county update shows that since the start of local testing, 2,962,759 tests have been conducted for the coronavirus, and at least 12,110 new tests have been conducted since the last report.
Of the 3,810 deaths reported by the virus, 940 were residents of skilled nursing facilities, 428 were in assisted living facilities, one was an OC prison inmate, and eight were classified as homeless. .
The county’s death toll by age is as follows:
- 85 years and older: 32.89% (1,253, an increase of 10)
- 75-84: 23.96% (913, up 5)
- 65-74: 19.27% (734, an increase of 6)
- 55-64: 13.81% (526, an increase of 18)
- 45-54: 6.56% (250)
- 35-44: 2.2% (84)
- 25-34: 1.05% (40)
- 18-24: 0.24% (9, up 1)
- 17 years and younger: 0.03% (1)
As of Sunday, an estimated 223,522 people have recovered from the virus. The number of people who recovered is based on the cumulative number of cases in the previous 28 days.
Officials emphasized that the data released every day is preliminary and may change at any time. As the case investigation is completed, more information may be provided.
You can find the Information Center for Orange County Medical Institutions here.
Inpatient and ICU patients in Orange County:
California’s vaccination stage: