OC hospitals told to cancel elective surgeries, add space as hospitalizations hit new record high at over 1K

UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said the intense recommendation is a sign that the situation is worsening. “We’re breaking new ground,” he said. “I haven’t seen a warning this stark…what concerns me the most is the acceleration. We’ve set hospitalization records every day for the last five days, and I expect that today’s records will be broken tomorrow.”