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Cancer Testing Firm Agendia Plots IPO

HEALTHCARE: $190M of funding since foundingBreast cancer focus, global scope

Fewer COVID-19 Deaths

Deaths down about 25% in past four weeks

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Montrose up 9%; Inari falls 4.9%

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Disneyland Can Reopen in Yellow Tier

Resort expresses frustration over new guidance

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Disney Unions Push for Park to Open in Orange Tier

Letter to Governor Newsom highlights recent efforts

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UCI Health Names Operations, Finance Execs

Afsar promoted to COO; Orlando named CFO

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New Cases Flat

177 average daily cases in past week

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Tarsus Raises $88M

Upsized IPO to fund clinical work

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Exploring the Yellow Tier

Seven counties in least restrictive tier

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OC Colleges Adapt, See Students Return

EDUCATION: Mix of in-person, virtual classes

An education in student care

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Health Equity Metric Improves

Testing positivity rate still higher than county

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Case Rate Down

Rate decreased from 5.2 to 4.6 in past week

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COVID-19 Death Demographics

No new deaths reported Monday

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Healthcare firms mixed

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MicroVention Names Schroeder New CEO

Boosts Workforce; Clinical Work Continues

MicroVention Inc., OC’s sixth-largest device maker by local employee count with 1,200 area workers, named Carsten Schroeder chief executive and president, beginning early November.

Masimo’s Rad-G Pulse Oximeter Gets US OK

Gates-Backed Device Provides Care at Fingertips

Masimo Corp. (Nasdaq: MASI) of Irvine this month recieved U.S. market approval of its Rad-G Pulse Oximeter handheld device, which uses a fingertip sensor to measure pulse oximetry, respiration rate and other key indicators of lung and heart health.