Orange County’s weekly COVID-19 stats rise, but hospitalizations remain low, officials say

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said Friday that “the numbers are still looking good for Orange County.” There has been concern about the more contagious Delta variant spurring an increase in COVID-19 cases globally, but Noymer emphasized that “the Delta variant is covered by the current vaccines.”