California Healthline Daily Edition

Voice of OC: OC Coastal Cities See COVID Spike. Coronavirus cases across Orange County’s coastal cities are surging, with some areas sitting at more than twice the positivity rate of Santa Ana or Anaheim — which were major hotspots during the last two waves. “Basically northern and central Orange County is below 5% but if you look at Costa Mesa and all beach cities — with no exceptions — they are surging,” said Vladimir Minin, a UC Irvine [professor and] biostatistician who’s been tracking local virus trends since the pandemic began. (Custodio, 7/29)