OC’s COVID Hospitalizations Up Again; Federal Booster-Shot Plan Reported

“Today’s numbers dashed our hopes that maybe we have found the peak of the summer wave,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said after the county updated its data Monday. “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.”