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Nearly half million OC residents have already had coronavirus, Latinos hit hardest, UC Irvine study shows

Voice of OC, Oct. 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

Nearly half million OC residents have already had coronavirus, Latinos hit hardest, UC Irvine study shows

Over 11% of Orange County residents have already had the coronavirus, but it’s hit the Latino community and working-class residents especially hard, according to a study released by UC Irvine researchers today. “I think these findings are consistent with some of the hospital testing data that have come out in Orange County,”  said Bernadette Boden-Albala, founding dean of the UCI Public Health program, at a Wednesday news conference. “COVID-19 is a disease of disparities and Latino populations and low-income residents had the highest rates.”