Orange County cases
As of July 31, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 36,196 cases.
There were 2,838 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.
The seven-day average of new cases reported as of July 22 is 393.
Among cases, there are 1,674 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 476 cases among jail inmates and 136 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 23,499 people.
Orange County has seen 618 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 now is at 409,264 PCR tests completed.
A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.
Tests are current up to July 29.
The county's seven-day positivity rate, tracked as of July 24, is 9.3 percent.
The county's running total of 36,196 cases compared with total tests represents an 8.8 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, was down this week according to the most recent data as of July 30.
Patients in hospitals: 593, down from a high of 661 this week
Patients in intensive care: 191, down from a high of 204 this week
Percentage of ICU beds available: 34
Percentage of ventilators available: 56