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Orange County supervisors split over coronavirus numbers and trends

Voice of OC, July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

Orange County supervisors split over coronavirus numbers and trends

UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said the positivity rate doesn’t matter when compared to hospitalizations, which stood at 665 Sundy, including 214 people in intensive care units as of Sunday — the lowest in two weeks.  “The thing is the test positive numbers do go up when the testing goes up,” Noymer said in a Tuesday phone interview. “But the percent of tests turning back positive has been remarkably consistent and the hospitalizations numbers have been high and that’s really what your readers need to focus on.”