Orange County sees increase in COVID hospitalizations

The number of coronavirus patients in Orange County hospitals has increased by 14 people to 117, according to the latest state numbers released Saturday. … “We’re holding steady from last week,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service on Friday. “We’re clearly still low in terms of hospitalizations — we’re clearly still in a lull. … Noymer noted, “We’ve seen this in the previous two falls. We’ve seen this before, so people should be wary as we head into the winter that it will continue to ramp up.”