UC Irvine launches coronavirus statistics portal to track cases in Orange County and compare other counties

UC Irvine announced Monday that it launched a new coronavirus statistics portal that tracks current data and trends in Orange County and enables comparisons with neighboring counties.

The website was created and maintained by PhD students Damon Bayer, Isaac Goldstein and Rachel Longjohn at the Department of Statistics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. It filters data from the California Open Data Portal to provide information on current hospitalized COVID-19 patients, ICU patients, new daily cases, and new daily deaths.

The data is tracked over a seven day moving average, which helps highlight trends more clearly instead of using raw daily numbers that can fluctuate dramatically between positive and negative.

The charts compare how Orange County compares with Alameda, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties.

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported an additional 348 new cases and 24 deaths Thursday, bringing the total cases to 42,171 and 769, respectively. Of the reported deaths, three were qualified care facility residents; two residents of a facility for assisted living and 19 residents who do not live in a facility.

Of the cases, 438 are currently in hospital and 143 in intensive care units. According to the agency, 32,984 cases have recovered.

“There is no shortage of COVID-19-related data visualizations worldwide. What has been missing, however, is a platform for easily visualizing and comparing trends in California counties,” said Vladimir Minin, professor of statistics at the UCI team is responsible for the design and creation of the website, in a statement.

“Every county reports their coronavirus stats, but useful knowledge can be gained by keeping the numbers up against other counties and normalizing them by population size, which we did,” Minin said. “For example, Southern California residents may think that Los Angeles County is still an outlier when it comes to being affected by the spread of the coronavirus, but the trends displayed clearly show that LA and Orange counties in some countries are in Lately, COVID-19 metrics have come a lot closer. “

The team plans to add test scores and improve comparisons across the county. The agency reported 13,506 tests Thursday, bringing the total to 518,065.

The portal contains maps that document cases, tests, and positivity rates across Orange County. These were created by UCI Assistant Professor of Public Health Daniel Parker and use data from March through July to reveal spatial growth patterns.

“What we’re doing is really simple from a technology point of view,” staffed Padhraic Smyth, professor of computer science at a Chancellor, said in a statement, “but we felt it was important to make this type of data available to individuals and the public. ” generally to inform their decision-making. “

Orange County has not left the state’s coronavirus watchlist.

The county reported that 29% of ICU beds and 65% of ventilators are currently available, both above the minimum required by the state.

Here are the latest cumulative coronavirus case numbers and COVID-19 deaths for selected cities:

  • Santa Ana: 8,183 cases; 202 deaths
  • Anaheim: 7,186 cases; 180 deaths
  • Huntington Beach: 1,878 cases; 56 deaths
  • Costa Mesa: 1,377 falls; 14 deaths
  • Irvine: 1,290 cases; 12 deaths
  • Newport Beach: 930 falls; 14 deaths
  • Fountain Valley: 399 falls; 8 deaths
  • Laguna Beach: 149 falls; less than five deaths

And here are the case numbers, followed by deaths, by age group:

  • 0 to 17: 2,747 cases; Zero deaths
  • 18 to 24: 6,296 cases; three deaths
  • 25 to 34: 9,334 cases; 11 deaths
  • 35 to 44: 6,821 cases; 25 deaths
  • 45 to 54: 6,899 cases; 68 deaths
  • 55 to 64: 5,091 cases; 100 deaths
  • 65 to 74: 2,467 cases; 154 deaths
  • 75 to 84: 1,401 cases; 171 deaths
  • 85 and older: 1,095 cases; 237 deaths

By race / ethnicity:

  • Latino: 9,876 cases; 324 deaths
  • White: 5,978 cases; 237 deaths
  • Asian: 1,781 cases; 108 deaths
  • Black: 301 cases; 12 deaths
  • Unknown: 19,543 cases; 12 deaths
  • Others (including Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Multi-Races): 4,692 cases; 76 deaths

Updated figures are published daily at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc. For testing information, visit occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.

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