Coronavirus: Orange County reported 81 new cases and 11 new deaths as of April 1 Orange County Register


There were 1,587 new infections reported in the last 14 days

Coronavirus: Orange County reported 81 new cases and 11 new deaths as of April 1 By Jeff Goertzen| jgoertzen@scng.com| Orange County Register PUBLISHED: April 1, 2021 at 1:35 p.m. | UPDATED: April 1, 2021 at 1:35 p.m. The OC Health Care Agency reported 81 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, April 1, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 250,764 cases since tracking began. There were 1,587 new infections reported in the last 14 days. There were also 11 additional deaths reported Thursday, raising the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 4,755. The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process. The most recent death recorded was on March 20. There were 131 people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Orange County hospitals on Thursday. 10 fewer than the previous report. That is the lowest number of confirmed cases since April 12, when there were 138 people in local hospitals. It is also the lowest level reached since September between the summer and winter surges when 150 people were hospitalized on Sept. 12. Orange County moved into the orange (moderate) tier of the states four tier framework on Wednesday. The daily case rate in the county per 100,000 residents reached 2.8, low enough to reach the orange tier status, according to a state update Tuesday. The testing positivity rate was 1.7%. The California Department of Public Healthsvaccines dashboard said more than 1.49 million vaccines doses have been distributed in Orange County as of Wednesday. The county update said 3,355,755 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 13,159 new tests since the previous report. Of the cumulative 4,755 deaths reported from the virus, 1,046 were skilled nursing facility residents, 519 were in assisted living facilities, one was an O.C. jail inmate and 11 were listed as homeless. The countys breakdown of deaths by age is as follows: 17 and younger: 0.02% (1) 18-24: 0.21% (10)




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