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Orange County’s COVID-19 metrics show marked decline

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Sept. 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Orange County’s COVID-19 metrics show marked decline

“The numbers are all looking good, so I’d say keep it up Orange County,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. “It’s pretty clear that we’re going to get through this summer without exceeding last summer’s peak.” Noymer added he was “apprehensive about Labor Day unleashing a wave, but don’t set your watch two weeks from today. We’ve seen before that these waves build in weird ways that nobody really understands fully. Yes, I think the worst is coming, but I don’t know when.”