Orange County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hold Steady

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations held steady since last week, according to the latest data released Tuesday by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Hospitalizations went from 178 on Friday to 175, with the number of intensive care unit patients declining from 24 to 23.

The county has 31.1% of its ICU beds available, well above the 20% level when officials become concerned.

The county’s testing positivity rate stands at 14%, and 14.5% in the health equity quartile, which measures the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

The county’s daily case rate per 100,000 people is at 31.3 on a seven- day average with a seven-day lag, and at 29.5 for the adjusted rate, also with a seven-day average and seven-day lag.

The county logged 3,587 more infections Friday through Monday, raising the cumulative case count to 592,821. The county also logged nine more fatalities, raising the death toll to 7,091.

Three of the newly logged fatalities occurred this month, increasing June’s death toll to 15. Last month’s death toll stands at 32.

Two of the fatalities occurred in April, raising that month’s death toll to 33. One happened in March, raising that month’s death toll to 87.

Three other fatalities occurred in February, raising that month’s death toll to 338. January’s death toll stands at 560.

The OCHCA provides regular COVID updates on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Of those hospitalized, 83.2% are unvaccinated, and 86.7% of the ICU patients are not inoculated, according to the OCHCA.

The case rate per 100,000 people for fully vaccinated residents who have received a vaccine booster decreased from 35.6 on June 5 to 34.1 as of June 12, the latest data available show. The case rate for residents fully vaccinated with no booster went from 22.2 to 19.6 and the case rate for residents not fully vaccinated went from 32 to 30.3.

The number of vaccines administered in Orange County increased from 2,322,469 to 2,324,587, according to Tuesday’s data. That number includes an increase from 2,183,577 to 2,185,776 residents who have received the two-dose regimen of vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna.

The number of residents receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine decreased from 138,892 to 138,811 as officials continue to adjust to a new accounting of shots administered in the counties across the state.

Booster shots increased from 1,307,071 to 1,329,788.

In the age group of 5 to 11 years old, the number of children vaccinated increased from 91,953 to 92,210 versus 176,370 who have not been vaccinated.

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