Coronavirus: New report says Orange County cases no longer on pace to match Italy

Two researchers at UC Irvine say the number of known COVID-19 cases in Orange County has downshifted this month and that, for now, the county is no longer on pace to match the disease rate seen recently in coronavirus-ravaged Italy. Dominik Wodarz, who studies the dynamics of infectious disease, and Natalia Komarova, a math professor, said the number of cases in Orange County through Monday, April 13, indicate that social distancing and stay-at-home orders are bending the curve in the county and elsewhere in Southern California.