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Orange County reaches over 500 COVID-19 patients In ICUs

KCBS, Jan. 2, 2021

January 2, 2021

Orange County reaches over 500 COVID-19 patients In ICUs

UCI epidemiologist, Dr. Andrew Noymer, says it may be a new year, but it’s still important to take coronavirus precautions. “Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are now in the rearview mirror,” Dr. Noymer said. “As we saw with Thanksgiving, it can take a few weeks for cases to build.” … “ICU beds is what predicts mortality. It takes a while like three weeks for the mortality numbers to appear, but we are still in a very serious situation in Orange County,” Dr. Noymer said.