On Friday, the OC HCA reported the county’s first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The infection was detected in a man who is fully vaccinated and has experienced mild illness. Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of [public health], said Wednesday that it’s still unclear if another wave is beginning. COVID-19 testing is on the rise, and it could have to do with the increases in traveling and family gatherings for the holidays.
Omicron beginning to dominate in OC, deputy health officer says
Spectrum News 1, Dec. 23, 2021
December 23, 2021