The number of coronavirus tests conducted in Orange County slipped in the past week, with about 7,300 tests conducted on average each day.

That’s down about 5% from the week prior, when 7,700 tests were done each day on average.

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Testing is up 17% in the past two weeks, however, with about 7,500 tests each day on average in the two weeks ending Oct. 1. In the two weeks prior, there were 6,400 average daily tests.

Orange County currently has a positive testing rate of 3.1%, which meets the metrics for the “orange” tier, though the county’s case rate of 4.4 does not meet the tier’s requirements of one to 3.9 average new daily cases per 100,000 residents.

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