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COVID-19 cases spike in California after holidays. Spread linked to family gatherings

Desert Sun, Aug. 2, 2020

August 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases spike in California after holidays. Spread linked to family gatherings

Asked whether the holiday contributed to the surge, Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, answered, “Yes. But.” With the state and the country moving in fits and starts toward reopening, numerous factors come into play. “It’s a little hard to lay that at the feet of the Fourth of July in particular,” he said.