Updated Orange County COVID-19 hospitalizations see another increase

“Today’s numbers dashed our hopes that maybe we have found the peak of the summer wave,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention. “We begin another week with a substantial increase” in COVID-19 patients, Noymer told City News Service. “You can’t have increasing hospital numbers without me being concerned.”