Coronavirus: Orange County tests 1,245 people, a new high reported on April 18

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 1,556 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 32 deaths as of Saturday.

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 1,556 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Saturday, April 18.

Four more people in Orange County have died from the virus, according to the update. Thirteen deaths have been reported since Wednesday, bringing the total to 32 people in a county of more than 3.2 million.

Statewide there were 985 deaths attributed to COVID-19 as of Friday.

More: Map shows coronavirus cases in Orange County cities

In Orange County, another 63 new cases of the virus were noted in Saturday’s update, with 24 of 25 hospitals reporting.

The county reported another 1,245 people have been tested for coronavirus, the most of any day since the outbreak began. The total number of tests in the county is 17,616 – that works out to about 54.7 residents per 10,000.

Some 39% of cases reported (611 total) in the county were among those ages 45 to 64; 20 percent (316 total) were among those 65 and older and 10 percent were younger than 25. Some 56 percent of those who have died (18) were 65 or older.

The number of people reported hospitalized in Orange County by the coronavirus was 155 on Saturday; 59 of those required treatment in intensive care units. That data also comes from 24 of 25 local hospitals reporting.