Anaheim scrambling to get coronavirus outbreak under control

University of California, Irvine, epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said deaths have increased by about 2% a day in the county over the past seven days and the case-to-death ratio is a bad metric because infections are happening faster than deaths. “The infection rate and the case fatality rate are not the same number … there’s going to be more infections by the time this is done than there are going to be cases, so the point is kind of a wash. You don’t get to magically call this a nothingburger,” Noymer said in a Tuesday phone interview.