Orange County COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations continue rising

“If you come into the hospital for tennis elbow and they test you then you’re part of the count,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of public health. “But I am concerned about 131 patients and going up,” Noymer told City News Service. “I have previously said 200 would be a new wave and I’m standing by that.”