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OC city leaders, health officials concerned by data showing coronavirus ‘hot spots’

Orange County Register, June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020

OC city leaders, health officials concerned by data showing coronavirus ‘hot spots’

But that’s not all the data shows, said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UC Irvine’s public health program. Cases and hospitalizations have grown significantly in the last couple weeks, she said, and “it’s not just around the hot zones – we’re seeing much more spread around the county.” … But Boden-Albala and Daniel Chow, a UC Irvine researcher who studied data from more than 800 people who were either tested or treated for COVID-19 at the university’s medical facilities, worry that people who don’t live near the hot spots have let their guard down prematurely.