Orange County’s case rate fell once again to new lows ahead of the state’s planned reopening next week.

The region had 0.8 new cases per 100,000 residents last week, down from 0.9 and 1.3 in the two weeks prior.


The county’s test positivity rate, however, increased for the first time in months, inching up to 0.7% from 0.6% last week.

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OC’s health equity rate, which measures positive test rates in harder-hit neighborhoods, also rose slightly to 0.8% from 0.7% last week.


This marks the fourth week Orange County has been in the least restrictive yellow tier.