New tiered system emphasizes slower reopening approach

New tiered system emphasizes slower reopening approach

Following yesterday’s statewide COVID-19 metric update, 51 total California counties are in the purple tier, up from 41 counties the week prior.

Only one county is in the orange, or third tier, while five counties are in tier 2, or the red tier. No counties are currently in the yellow tier, which signals minimal transmission.

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The state had previously been providing a tier and metrics update each Tuesday; now tiers can be reassigned at any time.

About 1,208 new cases were reported today in Orange County, which currently has an adjusted case rate of 22.2 average cases per 100,000 residents and an 8.8% positive testing rate.

The county has had 80,551 cumulative cases to date.

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