Orange County saw an increase in its case rate in the week ending Oct. 6, further delaying the county’s move into the next “orange” tier.

The county posted a case rate of 5.2 average daily cases per 100,000 residents last week, which was up from 4.4 and 3.6 in the prior two weeks.

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The county needs a case rate of 3.9 to move out of the red tier into the orange tier.

The positive testing rate, however, is still within orange tier metrics at 3.1%.

OC has been in the red tier since Sept. 8. If case metrics improve, it could move into the orange tier in two weeks at the earliest.

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