How accurate are Orange County’s COVID hospital stats

Daniel Chow, a UC Irvine radiology professor and researcher, has studied data from more than 500 COVID-positive patients who were treated at the university’s medical center. While he found that some of them sought care for non-COVID issues, an estimated 90% were hospitalized for coronavirus-related symptoms. … “I think the assertion that there are many COVID-positive hospitalized patients there for non-COVID reasons is factually incorrect,” he said. “It minimizes the disease, it minimizes the impact and it may give a false sense of security that if you get it, it’s not a big deal.”