Orange County sets record with 735 COVID-19 hospitalizations

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor of population health and disease prevention, said deaths will rise a couple of weeks from now. “I guarantee it,” he said. “There’s no cases without deaths.” … Availability of beds is not as much of a problem as staffing them with the necessary medical personnel, Noymer said. “You could rent all the motels in Orange County and have the beds, so it’s not the bed itself — it’s the staff,” he said.