UC Irvine Public Health Professor Andrew Noymer, who studies pandemics, said the county’s newest data tells him that “going forward these numbers are going to even out a lot more and they’re going to be more proportional to population.” The bigger numbers of COVID-19 cases in Newport Beach and Irvine may be “vestiges of travel-related COVID,” meaning their more affluent residents have the means and motives to have traveled internationally, he said. … Noymer said epidemics tend to smolder for awhile before exploding, so people should expect to see continued spread of the virus in Orange County.
Orange County releases coronavirus case counts by city, announces 2 more deaths
Orange County Register, March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020