No new deaths were reported, leaving the county’s total at four.
The first death, which was reported on March 24, involved a 75-year-old man who was hospitalized March 17 and died two days later. Two deaths were reported on March 27, and a fourth was reported March 28, but no further information was released about those patients.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
As of March 30, 5,522 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the county.
Of the total confirmed cases, 57 percent are men, 38 percent are between the ages of 45 and 64, 17 percent are between 35 and 44, 17 percent are between 25 and 34, 10 percent are between 18 and 24, and 18 percent are over 65. One person is a child whose gender and age were not specified.
Officials with the city of Anaheim—which has the most cases in the county at 42—released a statement on March 29 cautioning the public that the cases “don’t necessarily represent new spread of the virus in our community but rather detection of existing cases with more testing.”
“That is actually a good thing,” according to the statement. “Patients will be treated and isolated and they recover.”
Newport Beach has 41 cases.
Officials have said they have shifted policy on cities with populations of less than 25,000, such as Laguna Beach, and will begin releasing their statistics, as well.
Twenty-eight new diagnoses were reported by 1 p.m. on March 29. Eighty-five new cases were recorded on March 28, and 70 on March 27.