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Mixed results in OC COVID-19 statistics

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Aug. 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Mixed results in OC COVID-19 statistics

The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Orange County hospitals continues to climb — but positivity rates are declining while a dozen more deaths have been logged …. “It’s a little perplexing, to be honest, because the testing positivity keeps going down,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said of the divergence between hospitalizations and positivity rates.