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Coronavirus: Orange County surpasses 80,000 cumulative cases as of Dec. 2 – OCRegister


Dec 3, 2020

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 1,208 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, Dec. 2., increasing the cumulative total in the county to 80,551 cases since tracking began.

An estimated 13,756 cases have been recorded in the last 14 days.

One new death was reported by the county on Wednesday bringing the total number of reported deaths to 1,578.

Of the cumulative 1,578 deaths reported from the virus, 594 were skilled nursing facility residents, 128 were in assisted living facilities and four were listed as homeless.

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

  • 85 and older: 32.95% (520)
  • 75-84: 21.47% (343)
  • 65-74: 19.65% (310)
  • 55-64: 13.88% (219)
  • 45-54: 7.6% (120)
  • 35-44: 2.53% (40)
  • 25-34: 1.33% (21)
  • 18-24: <.1% (4)
  • 17 and younger: 0% (1)

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, officials say.

It is estimated about 75% of the cumulative reported cases, or 60,641 people as of Wednesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county update reported 1,482,285 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 12,851 tests reported in the last 24 hours.

The county also reported 689 patients in local hospitals with the coronavirus on Wednesday – up 41 from Tuesday. The largest number of hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 on July 14. There were 171 patients listed in ICUs on Wednesday.

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.


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