Orange County is expected to remain in the red tier for at least another two weeks, as the region struggles to reduce its case rate to less than 4.
The county has been in the red tier since Sept. 8, and currently has a case rate of 4.6 average daily cases per 100,000 residents. Its testing positivity rate of 3.2% remains within orange tier requirements, but the county’s health equity positivity rate is in the red tier at 5.6%. It needs a rate of less than 5.2% to advance into the next tier.
There were 202 average daily coronavirus cases reported in the two weeks ending Oct. 26, which is up from 175 in the two weeks prior.
The county will receive an update on its coronavirus metrics on Tuesday.
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