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Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations keep climbing

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Jan. 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations keep climbing

“The hospitalizations continue to rise, and you have to figure that the incidental cases don’t account for most of that — because that’s kind of a fixed quantity if someone comes in for a broken ankle and they test positive,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate professor of public health]. … The biggest deal is hospitalizations are increasing, and that’s regrettable. … “I think we’re going to be in for a few more days of increases.”