Orange County virus rates tick upward, with most new cases among those under 35

Coronavirus infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations in Orange County are creeping up to levels not seen in months as the more transmissible Delta variant proliferates, provoking new concerns among health experts for those still unvaccinated. “I’m worried about the trend,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine associate professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service earlier this week.