Orange County reports 1,525 COVID-19 infections, 18 deaths

“The delta variant is not a heat-seeking missile for younger people,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. “We have vaccinated a lot of the older folks so water runs downhill. It’s not finding younger people because it’s preferential. It’s finding them because that’s who is unvaccinated, so you’re going to get more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths in those age groups.”