5,578 reported cases of COVID-19 in OC to date, 131 people have died

The cumulative COVID-19 case count in Orange County is now 5,578, with 110 new cases reported today, May 26. Sadly, the County reports that 131 people have died due to COVID-19, including 43 deaths reported in the last week. 269 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 106 are currently in ICU.

The first Orange County case of COVID-19 was reported on January 25.

The County Public Health lab and reporting commercial labs have conducted 105,138 tests as of yesterday, with a 5.3 percent positive rate.

The County reports that 1,995 people have recovered from COVID-19 to date. The County states on its website:

“While every case of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is reported to HCA, there is no practical way to find out if they’ve recovered. Moreover, many people may have experienced some symptoms of COVID-19, but were not tested, making it impossible to know the exact number of COVID-19 infections and recoveries. However, because it is important to know approximately how many residents may have been exposed and recovered in Orange County, an attempt to estimate the number of recovered cases [has been made] by taking the difference between the prior 28-day cumulative case count and current day mortality to determine the current day recovered total. Please note that these data are only an estimate and should be interpreted with caution. [Methodology: Prior 28-day cumulative case count – current day mortality = current day recovered]”

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Courtesy of OC Health Care Agency

Orange County COVID-19 case data, as of May 26;

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