Orange County’s case rate decreased from 5.2 to 4.6 in the past week, according to the Health Care Agency.
The county’s case rate—or average daily cases per 100,000 residents—remains in the red tier, which it moved into on Sept. 8. To move into the orange tier, the county would need a case rate between 1 and 3.9.
The OC HCA posts a new case and positive testing rate each Tuesday. The county currently has a testing positivity rate of 3.5%, within the orange tier requirements of 2% to 4.9%.
There were no new deaths reported on Tuesday, the second consecutive day with zero deaths reported.
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