Orange County’s COVID-19 statistics hold steady

“The numbers are stable, kind of more of the same,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told news sources on Monday. It’s not clear if there will be an impact from the Thanksgiving holiday, Noymer said. “I’m worried there will be a surge this winter, but it’s very hard to pin them on certain holidays,” Noymer said. … As for the new omicron variant, Noymer said it is “too early to tell” what effect it may have.