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OC COVID-19 cases rising just as students head back to classrooms

Voice of OC, Aug. 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

OC COVID-19 cases rising just as students head back to classrooms

Orange County saw 1,213 new coronavirus cases Wednesday …. But that number could stem from a backlog of test results, said UC Irvine biostatistician [Professor] Vladimir Minin. “It does look like there’s been more delays in processing testing results,” Minin said in a Wednesday phone interview. … UC Irvine epidemiologist, [assistant professor of nursing], and public health expert, Sanghyuk Shin, said he doesn’t see a noticeable decline in trends soon. “I don’t foresee that we’ll see a significant decline in trends anytime soon, especially with the schools opening up,” Shin said in a Wednesday phone interview.