Orange County reports 1,213 COVID-19 cases, increase in hospitalizations

Nearly 20 more COVID-19 patients have been admitted to Orange County’s hospitals as the Delta variant-fueled surge raged on Wednesday. “Today’s numbers were up again for hospitalization,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention. “We’re still climbing. It’s been climbing every day since July 2.”