The actual spread of coronavirus in Orange County is still a mystery

Orange County health officials and UC Irvine researchers are among many groups planning to conduct similar antibody tests. … “That will give us if you will a quick and dirty sense of what the prevalence of COVID-19 looks like (in Orange County),” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UCI’s public health program and expert in social epidemiology. … While the antibody study could reveal a chilling reality, UCI researchers have also seen some positive signs that COVID-19’s rapid initial growth has subsided, Boden-Albala said.