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Orange County reports another 500-plus COVID cases; hospitalizations up again

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021

Orange County reports another 500-plus COVID cases; hospitalizations up again

Orange County reported 532 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, along with a slight increase in hospitalizations. … The positivity rate is more alarming as it reflects more people being infected rather than an increase in testing, said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention. “Delta is exploding everywhere,” Noymer told City News Service. “It’s become apparent delta has become a big game changer.”