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Orange County Reports 2,752 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths

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Orange County Reports 2,752 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths

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SANTA ANA—Orange County reported 2,752 new positive COVID-19 cases and 78 more deaths Jan. 23. To date, there have been 221,493 coronavirus cases and 2,625 fatalities, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. There are currently 1,818 people hospitalized countywide with the disease, 482 of whom are in the intensive care unit.  The county’s state-adjusted intensive care unit (ICU) bed availability remains at zero, and the unadjusted figure increased from 5.4 percent Jan. 21 to 9.6 percent Jan 22. The state created the adjusted metric to reflect the difference in beds available for COVID-19 patients and non-coronavirus patients. The county has 35 percent of its ventilators available. The Southern California region remains at zero ICU availability. Orange County chief executive Frank Kim said the positivity rate has declined—from 19.7 percent on Jan. 10 to 14.5 percent on Friday. “It’s a continuation of the trends we’ve seen,” he said. “What this …

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