Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations see big drop

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health], told City News Service the data on Thursday appeared “encouraging.” He added, “The numbers look good for the first time in a long time … we may have found a peak … I’m pleased as punch about today’s numbers, but it’s not the end of COVID. Let’s give it a few more days to see what’s really going on.” One wild card is that some schools are just starting a first week back on campus, Noymer said. “There’s still some momentum that can be building here,” Noymer said.