The O.C. Health Care Agency is reporting a total of 118 COVID-19 cases in Irvine as of today, April 19, and 1,636 cases Countywide. There were no new deaths reported today. To date there have been 32 deaths. There were 79 new cases reported today and 144 victims are in the hospital with 56 of them in Intensive Care Units.
Here is how other major cities in Orange County are faring:
- Anaheim continues to lead the County with 202 cases
- Santa Ana reports 160 cases
- Huntington Beach reports 136 cases
- Newport Beach reports 87 cases
- Garden Grove reports 61 cases
- Buena Park reports 58 cases
- Fullerton reports 52 cases
- Tustin reports 32 cases
- Costa Mesa reports 30 cases
- Fountain Valley reports 25 cases
California now has 30,333 confirmed cases and 1,166 deaths, according to the CA Dept. of Public Health.
As of April 18, local health departments in California have reported 3,523 confirmed positive cases in health care workers.
As of April 18, more than 280,900 tests had been conducted in California. At least 273,721 results have been received and another 7,200 are pending. These numbers include data California has received from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.
The CDC is reporting 690,714 cases Nationwide and 35,443 deaths.
How People Can Protect Themselves
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Staying home except for essential needs/activities.
- Practicing social distancing.
- Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Following guidance from public health officials.
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
For more information about what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.
California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.