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The United States Now Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in the World

As of March 27, the United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world with 94,425 cases and 1,429 deaths. These numbers are rapidly increasing each day.

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Source: Worldometer.

Globally, there are 577,508 cases and 26,447 deaths.

The State of California now has 4,202 cases and 85 deaths. The state of New York has 44,635 cases and 519 deaths.

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Source: Worldometer.

As of March 26, There are 256 cases in Orange County (up from 187 on 3/25/20) and one death. 71 of the cases are travel-related; 25 were exposed to a person with active case; 71 were from community spread. 1 case in people 18 or younger so far in OC. 140 cases in the 18-49 age range; 76 in the 50-64 age range and 39 in the over 65 age range. Older adults over 60 with pre-existing health issues are at highest risk and those are the priority cases that Orange County Health Care Agency are testing. A total of 3,605 people have been tested by HCA Public Health Laboratory and commercial labs. OCHCA has 1,239 kits left to test people in the over 3 million population of OC.

Orange County officials just announced that city specific data on number of cases will be released soon (following LA and San Diego counties which list city by city cases. OC Healthcare Agency will give daily update at 5pm on the number of cases and also resources and recommendations for dealing with Coronavirus are available by calling 1-800-564-8448 and by visiting https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc.