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OC COVID-19 hospitalizations and case rates continue soaring

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Dec. 29, 2021

December 29, 2021

OC COVID-19 hospitalizations and case rates continue soaring

“I can’t tell you where the peak will be, but it will keep going up,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of [public health]. “Tomorrow will be higher than today,” Noymer told news sources. “It’s par for the course. It’s going to be another challenging January. It’s just a little harder to know where it’s going to peak. But it’s going to get worse before it gets better. What we’re seeing is a strain that’s more infectious and with a shorter incubation period, which causes a skyrocketing in cases.”