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 Orange County Reports 82 More COVID-19 Deaths, 3,158 Cases

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 Orange County Reports 82 More COVID-19 Deaths, 3,158 Cases

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SANTA ANA (CNS)—Orange County Jan. 15 reported 82 more COVID-19 fatalities, a record for a daily batch, and 3,158 new cases as hospitalizations continued a trend downward. Since Jan. 10, the county has reported 236 deaths. Last week, the county logged 140 deaths. The death reports are staggered and sometimes take weeks to be logged, but December was the deadliest month for the county since the pandemic began, with 538 fatalities recorded so far. That tops the summer peak, when 379 died in July and 367 in August, according to Orange County Health Care Agency statistics. Of the fatalities reported Jan. 15—bringing the death toll to 2,277—12 were skilled nursing facility residents and five lived in assisted living facilities. Since the start of the pandemic, the virus has killed 721 skilled nursing facility residents and 248 assisted living facility residents. The number of patients hospitalized with coronavirus dropped from 2,169 …

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