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Coronavirus: Orange County reported 95 new cases and 19 new deaths as of April 8

The OC Health Care Agency reported 95 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, April 8, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 251,611 cases since tracking began.

There have been 1,516 new infections reported in the past 14 days.

Another 19 new deaths were reported Thursday, raising the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 4,810.

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 29.

There were 113 people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Orange County hospitals on Thursday, one fewer hospitalizations than Wednesday.

The California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard said nearly 1.7 million vaccines doses have been distributed in Orange County as of Wednesday.

The county update said 3,428,287 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 13,998 new tests since the previous report.

Of the cumulative 4,810 deaths reported from the virus, 1,051 were skilled nursing facility residents, 522 were in assisted living facilities, one was an O.C. jail inmate and 11 were listed as homeless.

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

  • 17 and younger: 0.02% (1)
  • 18-24: 0.21% (10)
  • 25-34: 1.02% (49)
  • 35-44: 2.18% (105)
  • 45-54: 6.30% (303)
  • 55-64: 14.12% (679)
  • 65-74: 19.42% (934)
  • 75-84: 24.80% (1,193)
  • 85 and older: 31.93% (1,536)

It is estimated 243,910 people have recovered from the virus as of Thursday. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

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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