Orange County coronavirus cases jump past 400 with 4 deaths
Orange County on Saturday said total coronavirus cases jumped to 403, including four deaths.
The rise came as the county is doing more testing. As of Saturday, the county had performed more than 4,800 tests.
But officials cautioned about how to view that list.
“COVID-19 now has reached community transmission status, which means people may have contracted the illness elsewhere in the county. This may not necessarily be in the city where they live,” the county said in a statement. “These data should not be interpreted as an indication of activity in any specific location. Under a community transmission status, the true prevalence of this disease may not be known, as most cases are likely not diagnosed or reported.”
David Souleles, director of public health services for the Orange County Health Care Agency, added at a news conference Friday: “We know that there is risk countywide. We don’t need people to assume that either if their city has a high number or a low number that they are either at a greater risk or a lesser risk.”
Davis writes for Times Community News.
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