OC Health Agency ‘strongly’ encourages residents to ‘avoid large crowds’

The positivity rate is more alarming as it reflects more people being infected rather than an increase in testing, Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service this week. “Delta is exploding everywhere,” Noymer said. “It’s become apparent Delta has become a big game changer.” Noymer said he expects fewer deaths during this surge because of high vaccination rates among seniors. … “It’s not clear to me that Delta is more deadly, but it is clear to me it’s more spreadable,” Noymer said.