Orange County cases
As of June 5, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 7,064 cases.
Today the county reports adding an unusually high 296 new cases. This could be due to a catch-up in data reported this week. The seven-day average is 169.
The county began reporting an estimate of people who have recovered from Covid-19 starting on May 26.
As of June 5, a conservatively estimated 3,021 people have recovered.
Orange County has seen 174 deaths - the first of which was reported March 24 - from complications of Covid-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.
While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 2 percent.
Total tests done countywide surpassed 100,000 on May 23, with the total for June 5 at 148,371.
The county's 7,064 running cases represent a 4 percent positive rate of all tests done, a 1 percent drop from the previous week.
That means 96 percent of tests are coming back negative.
When tracking began in March, the positive rate hovered around 8 percent.
We and others continue to watch Orange County's positive rate on testing, which is lower than other counties and areas.
You can see more on testing in the "Access to Testing" section of our webpage.