Orange County COVID-19 hospitalizations continue record pace, as deaths continue to rise

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor of population health and disease prevention, warned of “a severe period” still to come. “I can’t promise we’ll continue to set daily records, but this is going to be bad through the first week of January, and beyond that is too far to see,” Noymer said. “But if people congregate in Christmas time like they did for Thanksgiving, then it will go on longer than that.” [Video of construction of MFH.]