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Seal Beach Coronavirus Totals: 4 Test Positive

SEAL BEACH, CA —The number of new coronavirus cases increased by 67 on Thursday, the Orange County Health Care Agency reported. A total of 1,079 have tested positive for the virus since the agency began collecting data in Orange County. It is not yet known how many have fully recovered from the COVID-19 disease.

“Stay home, except for essential needs, and help flatten the curve,” OC Health Care Agency Dr. Nichole Quick said. As the numbers level off, the curve will lengthen, according to officials.

“I want to thank all of our neighbors who are cooperating with staying at home,” Dr. Quick said.

The number of those hospitalized and in intensive care units in Orange County increased overnight, with 127 people hospitalized. Of those, 63 are listed as still in the ICU.

The hospitals where people have been admitted into care were not released. The results include figures from 20 area hospitals out of 25 hospitals that report data to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

“Numbers fluctuate day-by-day due to changes in patient conditions,” according to OC Healthcare’s website. All data is “gathered daily, at one point in time.”

An additional 448 patients were tested since Tuesday, bringing the total of Orange County residents tested for coronavirus to 12,239, according to OC Healthcare.

Public health labs and commercial labs have the ability to test 1,578 more people on Tuesday, they say.

Of those who have died in Orange County:

  • 9 over the age of 65-years old.

  • 2 were between 25-34 years old.

  • 1 person was between 35-44 years old

  • 5 people were between 45-64 years old.

Ten of the deceased were men, and seven were women.

As of Thursday, a total of 17 residents have lost their lives due to the disease. The OC Health Care Agency began reporting percentages of deaths by ethnicity:

City Counts of Coronavirus Infected Residents:

  • Aliso Viejo: 11 cases (unchanged)

  • Anaheim: 114 cases (increase of 10)

  • Brea: 7 cases (increase of 2)

  • Buena Park: 35 (increase of 4)

  • Costa Mesa: 21 cases

  • Cypress: 25 (increase of 2)

  • Dana Point: 11 cases (unchanged)

  • Fountain Valley: 16 (increase of 1)

  • Fullerton: 27 (increase of 4 cases)

  • Garden Grove: 30 (increase of 2)

  • Huntington Beach: 76 (increase of 3)

  • Irvine: 90 (increase of 1)

  • La Habra: 22 (increase of 2)

  • La Palma: 11 cases (unchanged)

  • Ladera Ranch: 8 cases (unchanged)

  • Laguna Beach: 35 (increase of 1)

  • Laguna Hills: 13 (increase of 2)

  • Laguna Niguel: 25 cases (unchanged)

  • Laguna Woods: 7 cases (increase of 1)

  • Lake Forest: 17 cases (increase of 1)

  • Los Alamitos: * (see below)

  • Mission Viejo: 31 cases (increase of 4)

  • Newport Beach: 81 cases (increase of 3)

  • Orange: 40 cases (increase of 6)

  • Placentia: 22 cases (unchanged)

  • Rancho Santa Margarita/Dove Canyon: 8 cases (unchanged)

  • San Clemente: 43 cases (increase of 2)

  • San Juan Capistrano: 20 cases (increase of 2)

  • Santa Ana: 78 cases (increase of 4)

  • Seal Beach: 4 case (increase of 1)

  • Stanton: 2 cases (unchanged)

  • Trabuco Canyon: 8 cases (increase of 1)

  • Tustin: 19 cases (unchanged)

  • Villa Park: 5 cases

  • Westminster: 16 cases (increase of 1)

  • Yorba Linda: 35 cases (increase of 2)

  • *OTHER: 16 cases (decrease of 3)

(includes unincorporated areas of the county and cities with under 25,000 residents and under 5 cases of coronavirus reported)

OC Healthcare continues to monitor the 3.2 million residents of Orange County, as testing continues to expand in the region.

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Signs and Symptoms

If you are showing symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, self-isolate within your home, and stay away from loved ones.

If you are an employer or employee at an essential location, stay home.

“You should self-isolate until you have symptom improvement, and your fever has not returned for 72-hours,” OC Healthcare advises. “Self-isolation should last for at least 7 days.”

If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor. If your symptoms are dire, such as pain in your chest, inability to draw breath, call 911.

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This article originally appeared on the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch

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