Evening Briefing: LA, OC coronavirus cases on the rise

  1. Coronavirus cases on the rise in Orange County. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Orange County have more than doubled in the past two weeks, raising concerns among some health officials. “I’m worried about the trend,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and [associate] UC Irvine professor of population health and disease prevention. The county has 1.8 million of its 3.3 million population fully vaccinated, so there are enough unvaccinated residents to potentially eventually threaten overwhelming the hospital system, Noymer said. … Noymer implored residents to get vaccinated.