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Orange County Reports 1,145 New COVID-19 Cases, 51 More Deaths

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) -- Orange County reported a new 1,145 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

An additional 51 deaths were also reported.

The numbers reflect two days of testing since officials did not report statistics on Friday due to the Presidents Day weekend.

As of Saturday, the county has reported a total of 242,144 cases and 3,544 fatalities.

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Hospitalizations decreased from 965 on Thursday to 839 on Saturday. The number of patients in ICU beds also dropped from 298 to 270.

The adjusted ICU bed capacity slightly increased on Thursday from zero to 0.6%.

"The big thing we're waiting for is what Super Bowl gatherings did to us,'' Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee said late this week. "We won't know that until midway next week. Otherwise, if this good news keeps happening, we might make some move out of the purple tier (soon).''

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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