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Orange County continues positive COVID-19 trends

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

Orange County continues positive COVID-19 trends

Orange County reported 102 cases of COVID-19 and just one fatality Monday, continuing a downward trend of infections and hospitalizations. … “The numbers look great,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor of population health and disease prevention. “People keep asking me about variants and shouldn’t we be looking out for variants,” Noymer said. “They’re worrisome and will happen sooner or later, but maybe not until next winter when most people are vaccinated and this is a big nothing… The numbers now look really, really good in Orange County and we should be happy about it.”