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The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 85 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, Oct. 17, increasing the cumulative total to 56,672 cases.The county has had an estimated 5,273 cases in the last 30 days.
There were eight new deaths from the coronavirus reported on Saturday – with a total of 68 deaths among the last four updates – but county health officials noted that doesn’t mean the eight deaths all occurred in the past few days.
The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process, officials say. The most recent deaths were on Oct. 12, but some reported date as far back as June, County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a news conference.
The county has had 1,409 deaths related to the virus reported to date.
Of the deaths in Orange County, 524 were skilled nursing facility residents, 111 were in assisted living facilities and four was listed as homeless.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
85+: 32% (452)
75-84: 22% (307)
65-74: 20% (277)
55-64: 14% (199)
45-54: 8% (111)
35-44: 3% (38)
25-34: 1.3% (20)
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