County now providing city-by-city COVID-19 counts
The County of Orange is now providing city-by-city coronavirus counts. With the virus present in all Orange County communities, six cases were reported in Mission Viejo. While the City data reflects the location of the cases, the numbers DO NOT necessarily reflect where transmission is geographically focused.
Case counts are not reflective of all disease transmission in any given community – including Mission Viejo – because testing is prioritized for people at greatest risk or most sick; asymptomatic and individuals with mild disease may not be reflected due to not being tested.
Because transmission occurs throughout the county, it is important for all residents to practice social distancing as directed by Governor Newsom and the Orange County Health Officer regardless of case count in our city. Stay home; wash your hands often with soap and water; avoid gatherings and contact with people who are sick; stay home if you are sick; and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve. Doing so will help to reduce the spread of infection, ease the burden on our hospital and healthcare system, and protect those most vulnerable in our community.
Residents can also call the County’s resource hotline at 1-833-426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus. The City of Mission Viejo continues to provide timely news, information and resources for residents via our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.