Number of coronavirus cases in O.C. tops 2,100 after weekend surge

Local news
A Caltrans sign warns motorists on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim to not gather in crowds as the threat of coronavirus disease increases on March 14, 2020. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)

A Caltrans sign warns motorists on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim to not gather in crowds as the threat of coronavirus disease increases on March 14, 2020. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

After a surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend, Orange County’s total case count hit 2,126 Monday — up more than 500 from a week ago.

Orange County saw its biggest two-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases so far over the weekend, reporting 123 — a daily record for the county — on Saturday and 105 on Sunday, county data show. Public health officials reported 54 new cases of the virus on Monday.

Despite the steady increase — 282 new coronavirus infection cases have been reported in the last three days alone — the county did not report any new fatalities on Monday, leaving the death toll at 54.

Officials also reported that 157 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized with 62 of them in intensive care. To date, 26,347 people countywide have been tested for coronavirus.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News