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Orange County’s Coronavirus trends remain positive, questions emerge about potential business reopenings

Voice of OC, Aug. 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

Orange County’s Coronavirus trends remain positive, questions emerge about potential business reopenings

UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said OC will see 1,000 virus deaths by early next month.  Noymer used to calculate the death rates to project when the county would hit 1,000 deaths, but has since stopped because it’s become a certainty, he said.  “In fact, today is the first day I’m going to Tweet the waiting time until the 2,000th death, which would be approximately 70 days,” Noymer said in a Tuesday phone interview.