There were 31 deaths reported by the county on Wednesday, raising the total number of deaths to 2,179.
There were 2,180 patients in local hospitals with the coronavirus on Wednesday. That is an decrease of 20 patients since the previous day’s report.
There were 544 patients listed in intensive care units on Tuesday, an increase of nine since Tuesday.
An estimated 42,349 cases of the virus have been recorded in Orange County in the last 14 days.
The updated county report indicated that 2,320,876 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 20,812 new tests since the previous report.
Of the cumulative 2,148 deaths reported from the virus, 707 were skilled nursing facility residents, 242 were in assisted living facilities and four were listed as homeless.
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 county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 33.38% (717)
- 75-84: 23.18% (498)
- 65-74: 19.27% (414, up 10)
- 55-64: 13.36% (287)
- 45-54: 7.08% (152)
- 35-44: 2.19% (47)
- 25-34: 1.26% (27)
- 18-24: 0.23% (5)
- 17 and younger: 0.05% (1)
It is estimated about 125,400 people have recovered from the virus as of Wednesday. 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.
Note: The color scale in the map for the 14-day average of new cases per Orange County city has changed.
Orange County hospitalizations and ICU patients:
California regions and ICU capacity for Jan. 9
As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available.
The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 2,060,800 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems as of Jan. 8.
The totals of vaccines administered across six different regions are in the maps below. As of Jan. 11, a total of 783,476 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. That’s up 49,071 from Sunday’s report.