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Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers show signs of stabilizing

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Aug. 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers show signs of stabilizing

“The positivity rates are looking pretty good,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. “Hospitalizations are stable since last Wednesday,” Noymer said. “We’re at the point where everyone wants to know what’s happening with schools and how school reopening will result in community-wide cases.” The evidence of how students returning to school affect the infection rates may show up next week, Noymer said.