OC officials address gaffe after 30,000 antibody tests were incorrectly included in total number of COVID-19 tests

UC Irvine Epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, who is collaborating with the county to understand mortality rates, said even if it did affect the rate, “from 5% to 5.8% was the effect of correcting the error in the numbers so I don’t see it as a game-changer.” But [Congressman Harley] Rouda said the error had an impact because it happened at a time when masks were being debated in Orange County.