OC COVID-19 hospitalizations and infections continue climbing

“There’s another wave starting, I’m quite confident of it,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health], told City News Service on Friday. … We’re very close to a significant increase in COVID. … But no one can say what the high-water mark of that wave will be.” Easter gatherings likely didn’t help, but Noymer said there are many causes to surges now. … Noymer said he “highly recommends” wearing a mask to stores and indoor events as well as outdoor events with large crowds.