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Remember to follow State guidelines to flatten the COVID-19 curve

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Orange County topped 1,000 reported COVID-19 cases today, with a cumulative case count of 1,016 and 91 new cases. The first case of COVID-19 in the county was reported on January 25. To date, there have been 17 deaths. 

County reporting labs have tested 11,791 people – 8.6 percent of which were confirmed positive with COVID-19, County officials said today. 

To flatten the curve, the State ordered residents to shelter in place except for folks who work in essential functions or for essential activities like grocery shopping. 

The OC Health Care website now includes a hospitalization chart showing cases over time, so the community can access historical data on the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. 

“While we want to provide information that best educates our community during this pandemic, it’s important to understand that hospitalization numbers capture a point in time and will fluctuate daily,” said County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick. “Looking at historical data over a period of weeks can give us a better understanding of trends in our community.”  

For questions related to COVID-19, contact 1-833-426-6411 or visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus.  Information impacting Mission Viejo is also available on the City’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage

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