Orange County’s COVID-19 positivity rate shrinks for first time in a month

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, [Associate Professor] Andrew Noymer, said it’s too early to tell if OC’s fourth surge is subsiding yet. … “The other thing is that test positivity is still high,” Noymer said. … Sanghyuk Shin, also director of UCI’s infectious disease science initiative [and Associate Professor of nursing], said numerous polls show people in hard hit communities support online learning and other pandemic precautions, like masks and vaccines.