Morning Briefing: … OC COVID cases keep climbing

Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continued climbing, according to data released Tuesday by the Orange County Health Care Agency. … “There’s another wave starting, I’m quite confident of it,” said Andrew Noymer, epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health], on Friday. Easter gatherings likely didn’t help, but Noymer said there are many causes to surges now.