Coronavirus in Orange County: A Different Curve

The past many weeks have tested our country’s resilience.  The COVID-19 climate has kept us indoors, and we have been following CDC guidelines for patient care. 

By following the orders set forth by health officials and the government, California has seen a much different outcome so far as to what has occurred in other states like New York.

To this point, we have not seen a sharp peak in cases or deaths.  While we are ensuring proper precautions to protect our physical health, we need to care for our mental health too here in Orange County.

Avoid misinformation

Coronavirus news is everywhere.  It’s on TV, in the newspapers, and it’s most certainly online.  Our social media platforms, where we used to find out about friends and family, are now flooded by the news.  What can you trust? Be careful of shared stories online that may not be backed by credible sources. In America, the CDC is the official department issuing guidelines, and globally the World Health Organization (WHO) is measuring the global impact. 

As we’ve mentioned, up to this point, Orange County has kept the curve nearly flat by taking aggressive social distancing approaches several weeks ago  

You likely have family and friends across the country; It’s understandable you want to watch this situation unfold out of concern for those loved ones.  Take caution as you read shared stories that may not come from the proper medical authorities.

Local Health Leadership

In Orange County, the OC Health Dept. is distributing daily information.  As of April 9th, there were almost 1,100 cumulative cases and 17 deaths.

Over the last two weeks, we have been averaging about 60 new cases per day.

You may hear a lot of trends across the country, but it’s important to see what’s happening in our community.   This graph is from the OC Health Department.  

If you haven’t been viewing the department’s page, we recommend visiting it.  The numbers are updated each day, and it provides an accurate snapshot of what’s happening here in Aliso Viejo and across the county.  

If you need any assistance during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us at 949-360-1069.

If you would like to set up an in-person or telemedicine visit, our temporary hours of operations are: 

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We appreciate the trust our patients have in us and look forward to being of service to you.