Orange County reports first COVID-19-related death in child younger than 5

The COVID-19 patient count dropped from 432 Thursday to 426, with the number of patients in intensive care dipping from 132 to 130. … Thought the decline was modest, Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said, “It’s still moving in the right direction.” Noymer said the trends in Orange County mirror what is happening in Contra Costa county, which he said is similar. “We’re seeing that also in Contra Costa County — that infections are going down,” Noymer said. “It looks like our summer wave is going down, but we’re going to have a winter wave. We’re not done with Covid.”