Orange County cases
As of July 2, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 15,065 cases.
With the launch of the new county website last week, daily reporting now reflects cases recorded from several prior days. The seven-day average of new cases is now reported as of June 24 and stands at 445.
The county website now also breaks out cases for those living in homelessness, those in skilled nursing facilities and those in county jails.
There are 1,197 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 403 cases among inmates and 108 among the county's homeless population.
The county began reporting an estimate of people who have recovered from COVID-19 starting on May 26.
As of July 2, a conservatively estimated 7,862 people have recovered.
Orange County has seen 354 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 2.3 percent.
We've seen a large increase in daily tests reported this week.
The county now is at 248,028 tests completed after recently revising total test counts to include only swab current infection confirmation tests and not antibody tests, which only detect prior exposure.
The new website now reports tests by the date they were taken. So these tests are current up until June 30.
The county's new website now reports a positivity rate calculated by the California Department of Public Health.
As of July 2, the county's seven day positivity rate is 12 percent, up from 10.4 percent a day earlier.
The county's running total of 15,065 cases compared with total tests represents a 6 percent positive 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, were up on July 2.
An important note: the launch of the county's new way of reporting includes all 33 Orange County hospitals, up from 26.
Patients in hospitals: 556, up from 542 a day earlier.
Patients in intensive care: 193, up from 192 a day earlier.
Percentage of ICU beds available: 36.1 percent, down from 38.2 percent a day earlier.
Percentage of ventilators available: 63.5 percent, down from 64.6 percent a day before.