Coronavirus case rates are remaining low throughout Orange County, specifically in former hot spots in North County.

Cities like Anaheim and Santa Ana were considered among the hardest-hit communities during the peak of the pandemic; the county introduced health equity measures in October to address the issues facing disadvantaged neighborhoods, and more closely monitor case and testing rates to make sure these areas do not lag behind the overall county.

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As vaccines continue to roll out and virus transmission reaches new lows, the majority of cities throughout OC have seen fewer than three cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.


This includes Anaheim, Santa Ana, Brea, Buena Park and Costa Mesa, all harder-hit cities that at one point saw case rates in the double digits.


The same goes for coastal cities like Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, with average case rates of 1.9 and 3 per 100,000 residents, respectively, over the past two weeks.