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Orange County Reports Falling COVID-19 Hospitalization Numbers

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Orange County Reports Falling COVID-19 Hospitalization Numbers

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SANTA ANA—Orange County reported 1,279 new cases of COVID-19 and 43 additional deaths Jan. 30, bringing the county’s totals to 231,036 cases and 3,018 fatalities. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued its downward trend, declining from 1,521 Friday to 1,442, with the number of patients in intensive care dropping from 426 to 394. The county’s state-adjusted ICU bed availability remains at zero, and the unadjusted figure decreased slightly from 10.1 percent Friday to 9.9 percent. The state created the adjusted metric to reflect the difference in beds available for COVID-19 patients and non-coronavirus patients. The county has 47 percent of its ventilators available. Of the fatalities reported Saturday, two were residents of assisted living facilities. Since the pandemic began, 323 assisted living facility residents have died, along with 827 residents of skilled nursing facilities. The death reports are staggered because they come from a variety of sources …

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