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.”