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Latest COVID wave grips Orange County, hospitalizations stay low for now

Voice of OC, July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022

Latest COVID wave grips Orange County, hospitalizations stay low for now

“We’re definitely in a surge, we’re going to see increases but I don’t think it’s going to be as dramatic an increase as we saw with the winter Omicron wave,” said Sanghyuk Shin, a UC Irvine [associate professor of nursing,] epidemiologist and public health expert. … “It’s almost guaranteed that somebody is going to be breathing out the virus into the air and there’s a good chance that you might be inhaling somebody’s air that they just breathed out that may contain SARS-COV2 virus in the aerosol,” he said in a phone interview last week, urging people to wear masks indoors when outside of their homes.