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Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations climb again

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Jan. 19, 2022 (Video)

January 19, 2022

Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations climb again

“I don’t like that hospitalizations are still going up,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of [public] health and disease prevention, told City News Service on Wednesday. “I don’t like that the ICU is above 200 or hospitalizations are above 1,200.” But, Noymer added, “It looks like we might be finding a peak because the day-to-day increases were still low and we’re still doing quite better than last January … Hospitalizations look like they might be finding a peak, but it’s a little tough to say.”