Average COVID-19 Cases Surpass July Surge

Public health officials and experts have expected this new transmission surge to be worse than the one seen over the summer as the county heads into colder months and the holidays, with large gatherings common. It’s “a perfect storm for a surge larger than one we’ve seen before,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the new public health school at the University of California, Irvine.