Can Orange County handle a spike in coronavirus hospitalizations?

“This is absolutely unsustainable and it’s going in the wrong direction. There’s too much growth. Even if you say, well not all cases are serious, we can’t be growing at this growth rate and not have serious consequences,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer in a Thursday phone interview. … Dr. Daniel Chow, an assistant professor at UCI, also noted the virus is beginning to impact the rest of the county at a higher rate. … Chow, who’s also co-director for UCI’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, charted out the infections on a map of Orange County.