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Coronavirus: Orange County reported 4,449 more cases and 17 more deaths in the past week

The OC Health Care Agency reported 4,449 more cases of the coronavirus from Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, increasing the cumulative total since tracking began in the county to 687,334 cases reported.

There were 8,139 new cases reported in the last two-week period. The county is averaging at least 16.8 new cases a day per every 100,000 residents.

There were 388 people reported in Orange County hospitals with coronavirus on Thursday, Dec. 8, including 48 who required intensive care.

The county also reported 17 more deaths as of Thursday, bringing the count of Orange County residents who have died from the virus to 7,594.

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. The most recent death recorded was on Nov. 26.

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed. The Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard can be found here.

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