As of July 17, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 28,309 cases.
There were 5,659 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.
All of the cases are from several prior days with the most recent on July 16.
The seven-day average of new cases reported as of July 8 is 585.
The county now breaks out cases for those living in homelessness, those in skilled nursing facilities and those in county jails.
There are 1,432 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 434 cases among inmates and 120 among the county's homeless population.
The county's estimate of those who have recovered from COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus, is at 12,884 people.
There were three deaths recorded on July 17. Important to note is that deaths reported each day did not all occur on one single day or even in past day.
Orange County has seen 469 deaths - the first of which was reported March 24 - from complications of COVID-19.
About half of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.
While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 1.7 percent.
The county reported 7,086 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests on July 17.
A PCR test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.
Tests are current up to July 16.
The county now is at 341,097 PCR tests completed after recently revising total test counts to remove antibody tests, which only detect prior exposure.
As of July 17, the county's seven-day positivity rate is 13.9 percent, down a fraction from 14 percent a day earlier.
The county's running total of 28,309 cases compared with total tests represents an 8.2 percent ongoing positivity rate.
The positivity rate is a carefully tracked indicator by the county and state health officials, and is part of the determination of how the county is faring in the face of the outbreak.
Read more about state data monitoring
Another carefully tracked indicator, hospitalizations, improved according to the most recent data as of July 16.
Patients in hospitals: 682
Patients in intensive care: 235
Percentage of ICU beds available: 37.9
Percentage of ventilators available: 64