Health officials say Orange County COVID-19 hospitalizations are leveling off

Hospitalizations in Orange County due to the virus decreased from 454 on Friday to 453 on Monday, but the intensive care unit number increased from 71 to 84. … “I’m encouraged that three days after Friday the hospitalizations are holding steady instead of going up,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention.