SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported a new 1,145 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
An additional 51 deaths were also reported.READ MORE: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
The numbers reflect two days of testing since officials did not report statistics on Friday due to the Presidents Day weekend.
As of Saturday, the county has reported a total of 242,144 cases and 3,544 fatalities.Daily COVID-19 Case Rates, Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend In IE, Ventura County
Hospitalizations decreased from 965 on Thursday to 839 on Saturday. The number of patients in ICU beds also dropped from 298 to 270.
The adjusted ICU bed capacity slightly increased on Thursday from zero to 0.6%.
“The big thing we’re waiting for is what Super Bowl gatherings did to us,” Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee said late this week. “We won’t know that until midway next week. Otherwise, if this good news keeps happening, we might make some move out of the purple tier (soon).”MORE NEWS: Orange County Continues March Toward Reopening More Businesses
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