Orange County is on track to enter the least restrictive yellow tier this week, with its case rate falling to 1.5 cases per 100,000 residents from 1.8 the week prior.

After being in the orange tier since March 29, the county met yellow tier metrics for the first time last week. 

The two other metrics monitored by the state have been within yellow tier requirements for several weeks.

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The county’s test positivity rate is at its lowest point to date at 0.9%, while the health equity rate, which measures positive test rates in harder-hit neighborhoods, is also at 0.9%.

OC is expected to enter into the yellow tier on Wednesday, paving the way for fewer business restrictions.