The O.C. Health Care Agency is still reporting 118 total cases of COVID-19 in Irvine as of April 21, 2020 and 1,691 cases Countywide. There were 29 new cases reported today. No new deaths were reported today. To date 33 victims have passed away. There are currently 148 victims in local hospitals and 54 of them are in Intensive Care Units.
Here is how other major cities in Orange County are faring:
- Anaheim continues to lead the County with 215 cases
- Santa Ana reports 174 cases
- Huntington Beach reports 148 cases
- Newport Beach reports 88 cases
- Garden Grove reports 65 cases
- Orange reports 64 cases
- Buena Park reports 60 cases
- Fullerton reports 57 cases
- Costa Mesa reports 32 cases
California now has 30,978 confirmed cases and 1,208 deaths, according to the CA Dept. of Public Health.
The CDC reports 776,093 cases and 41,758 deaths to date.
Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of April 19, local health departments have reported 3,584 confirmed positive cases in health care workers. This includes on-the-job exposures, and other exposures, such as travel and close family contact. As testing capacity continues to increase, and more tests are being conducted directly in physician’s offices and processed through commercial laboratories, local public health officials will not be able to report the source of exposure for every affected health care worker.
Testing in California
As of April 19, more than 290,500 tests had been conducted in California. At least 283,317 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.
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.