The county has reached another record-high of 946 hospitalized patients — with 235 in intensive care.
Another 1,671 cases were also reported, raising the cumulative total to 90,513. No new virus-related fatalities were reported, so the death toll remains at 1,633.
Dr. Clayton Chau, the county’s chief health officer and director of the HCA, told supervisors that the county is expecting about 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the first round that is being distributed nationwide.
Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has just installed its ultra cold freezer necessary to store the vaccines.