Best of the counties is Orange County. Justifiably vilified for their very public June 8th rejection of public health mandates (and death threats against Health Director Dr. Nichole Quick, who later resigned), the county had a rapid rise in cases soon afterwards, peaking the week of July 3rd. Interestingly, Orange County did not see a surge of cases due to the July 4th Holiday and has had a steady march downwards in cases since their peak. Currently there are 4.85 new daily cases per 100,000 population, placing them in the “red” or substantial category (curiously the State website lists them in “orange” but substantial when orange is actually moderate – is your head spinning with colors yet?). They are on the edge of “moderate” defined as 1-3.9 cases per 100,000.