Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

No additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today keeping the local count at 52 for the second day in a row.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said while the confirmation of no new cases is always a good thing, we continue to expect more positive cases. “We are continuing to focus on getting all of the pieces in place as identified by the Governor’s recent address, such as testing capacity and all aspects of preparedness.”

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Total new positive cases confirmed on April 16: 0

Daily COVID-19 case report for April 16

  • Total number of positive cases: 52
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 3

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 931

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 622 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 550 tests and can process about 55 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.

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