Orange County’s coronavirus case rate, the adjusted measure in part used to track which tier a county falls in, fell to 46.6 cases per 100,000 residents from 67.1 last week, according to an update provided Tuesday.
This is a far cry from the case rate of 4 to 7 needed for the county to exit the most restrictive purple tier and into the second, or red, tier.
The county’s testing positivity rate is currently 12.9%; the county needs a testing rate of 5% to 8% to enter into the red tier.
The county is currently testing an average of 660 out of 100,000 residents per week.
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