ORANGE COUNTY, CA —On a week when many Orange County school districts return to school via online learning, one teenager in the county has died due to coronavirus-related illness. A girl in her teens, suffering “significant underlying medical conditions,” passed away from COVID-19, a spokesperson for the health care agency reported.
The girl’s identity has been kept private as of this report, as has her age and city of residence.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss of life, and send our condolences to her friends and family during this difficult time,” Dr. Clayton Chau, the acting county Health Officer said.
As of Wednesday, 833 people died as a result of coronavirus. A total of 18 people, including the teenager, were reported to have died as of Wednesday. In the county, 44,507 have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Also, as of Wednesday, 420 of our residents remain hospitalized, and of those, 124 are in intensive care with acute illness symptoms.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent infection, and according to OC Health Care, the best way to avoid infection is to avoid any exposure to the virus. It is time to protect each other, according to the OC Health Care Agency.
This is a “stop, drop and roll” approach to coronavirus prevention in an effort to help the community, the agency says.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for every day preventative actions include:
- Handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow, or with a tissue that you then throw away into the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
To find out more about how we can all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 visit www.ochealthinfo.com.
Across the county, the city-wide coronavirus cumulative case counts as of Wednesday are as follows:
- Aliso Viejo – 312 Total Cases
- Anaheim – 7594 Total Cases
- Brea – 406 Total Cases
- Buena Park – 1280 Total Cases
- Costa Mesa – 1456 Total Cases
- Coto de Caza – 31 Total Cases
- Cypress – 467 Total Cases
- Dana Point – 218 Total Cases
- Fountain Valley – 435 Total Cases
- Fullerton – 2016 Total Cases
- Garden Grove – 2429 Total Cases
- Huntington Beach – 1968 Total Cases
- Irvine – 1357 Total Cases
- La Habra – 1142 Total Cases
- La Palma – 139 Total Cases
- Ladera Ranch – 135 Total Cases
- Laguna Beach – 154 Total Cases
- Laguna Hills – 255 Total Cases
- Laguna Niguel – 333 Total Cases
- Laguna Woods – 48 Total Cases
- Lake Forest – 710 Total Cases
- Los Alamitos – 139 Total Cases
- Midway City – 103 Total Cases
- Mission Viejo – 664 Total Cases
- Newport Beach – 969 Total Cases
- Orange – 2049 Total Cases
- Placentia – 780 Total Cases
- Rancho Mission Viejo – 52 Total Cases
- Rancho Santa Margarita – 280 Total Cases
- Rossmoor – 56 Total Cases
- San Clemente – 389 Total Cases
- San Juan Capistrano – 367 Total Cases
- Santa Ana – 8680 Total Cases
- Seal Beach – 245 Total Cases
- Silverado – 43 Total Cases
- Stanton – 557 Total Cases
- Trabuco Canyon – 164 Total Cases
- Tustin – 1058 Total Cases
- Villa Park – 46 Total Cases
- Westminster – 837 Total Cases
- Yorba Linda – 586 Total Cases
Thus far, months into the global pandemic, the hardest hit Orange County cities are Anaheim, with 7,594 cases and Santa Ana, with 8,680 cases.
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