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Orange County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 600, as Coronavirus Surge Continues

NBC4 (City News Service), Nov. 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Orange County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 600, as Coronavirus Surge Continues

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor of population health and disease prevention, said the recent election was responsible in part for the most recent surge and warned of a grim winter. … He predicted that at the end of this week, “we’ll be back to July [levels]. And will it crest like in July or keep getting worse. There’s reasons to believe we could just keep getting worse.” Noymer said that’s mainly because the colder weather is pushing people into more indoor activities and some students are still attending classes in classrooms.