Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since March

“It’s still below the peak of last summer, but I’m apprehensive about where it’s going,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. “It’s anyone’s guess what the peak will be” this time, Noymer said. “At this point, I would recommend vaccination, and I’m vaccinated and I am back to wearing a mask at the grocery store and I’m not doing indoor dining. I wouldn’t recommend going to indoor bars and restaurants and indoor concerts.”