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Orange County Records More than 3,300 New COVID Cases

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Orange County Records More than 3,300 New COVID Cases

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SANTA ANA (CNS)— Orange County on Jan. 14 reported 16 more COVID-19 fatalities and 3,331 new cases, but the positivity rate is decreasing, an official says. The county’s positivity rate has been declining over the past several days, Orange County chief Frank Kim said. Five days ago, it was 19.75 and now it’s down to 18, Kim said. Testing demand is also slowing, he added. Of the fatalities reported Jan. 14—bringing the death toll to 2,195—two were skilled nursing facility residents and one lived at an assisted living facility. Since the start of the pandemic began, the virus has killed 707 skilled nursing facility residents and 242 assisted living facility residents. Since Jan. 10, the county has reported 154 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 …

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