Orange County releases coronavirus recovery numbers; estimates show thousands have pulled through

But because there are only two outcomes — recovery or death — the county’s recovery estimates aren’t huge news, said Andrew Noymer, a professor of public health at UC Irvine. “Recoveries are really not that interesting,” Noymer said. “I was a little surprised to see it on (the health agency’s) dashboard this week, just because I don’t think it’s the most important thing going on right now.”