Orange County remains in the red tier after posting a case rate of 5.1 in the past week, up from 4.6 the prior week.

The county has been in the red tier since Sept. 8 after being unable to meet the orange tier’s requirements of having fewer than four average daily cases per 100,000 residents.

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Its testing positivity rate of 3.2% remains within orange tier requirements, but the county’s health equity positivity rate rose to 6% from 5.6% last week. It needs a testing rate of less than 5.2% to advance into the next tier.

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