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Orange County reported 2,308 more cases and 15 new deaths, Aug. 12 – Orange County Register

The OC Health Care Agency reported 2,308 additional cases of the coronavirus from Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11, bringing the cumulative total to 648,871 since the county’s tracking began.

11,858 new cases have been reported in the past two weeks. The county is averaging at least 26.3 new cases per day per 100,000 residents.

Orange County hospitals have reported 291 people with coronavirus, including 44 who required critical care.

The county reported 15 more deaths, bringing the number of Orange County residents who have died from the virus to 7,262.

County death data is compiled from death certificates or collected as part of case investigations, and can take weeks to process. The last recorded death was on August 1st.

Of the 7,262 deaths reported from the virus, 1,384 were skilled nursing facility residents, 725 in assisted living facilities, two were OC prison inmates and 21 were classified as homeless.

It is estimated that 617,736 people in the county have recovered from the virus. The count of people who have recovered is based on the cumulative number of cases over the past 28 days.

The data released daily is preliminary and subject to change, officials stress. Further information may become available once the case-by-case investigations are completed. The Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard can be found here.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the daily tracker.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/08/12/coronavirus-orange-county-reported-2308-more-cases-and-15-new-deaths-aug-12/ Orange County reported 2,308 more cases and 15 new deaths, Aug. 12 – Orange County Register

Dais Johnston

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