New COVID-19 cases have dropped nearly 50% in the past two weeks over the prior two-week period.

There were 4,206 cases, or 300 average daily cases, reported in the two weeks ending Sept. 2, which is more than a 48% drop from the 6,225 cases, or 445 average daily cases reported in the prior two weeks.

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Testing has also decreased in the county in the past two weeks, albeit at a lower rate.

There were 6,629 average tests conducted each day in the two weeks ending Sept. 2, which is down about 30% from the 8,846 tests handled the prior two weeks.

Orange County currently has a 5% positive testing rate, its lowest level since May.

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