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OC’s COVID hospitalizations continue at stable rate

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Dec. 20, 2021

December 20, 2021

OC’s COVID hospitalizations continue at stable rate

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health], said it’s only a question of time before Omicron has an impact on the county’s infection rates. “The situation right now is still stable in Orange County,” Noymer said. “Two hundred (patients) is kind of our equilibrium for hospitalizations. But it’s going to go up before it goes down again because this national Omicron wave is not going to leave us unscathed. It’s only a matter of time before that arrives on our shores.”