Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Four additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, bringing the total to 18 local cases since the outbreak began. Cases 11 through 18 are currently under investigation.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said staff is working through the weekend on the investigations, and additional information is expected next week.

A shelter-in-place order remains in effect in the county through April 9. For current information about COVID-19, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by emailing or calling 707-441-5000.


Total positive cases confirmed on March 28: 4

Daily COVID-19 case report for March 28 

  • Total number of positive cases: 18 
  • Total number of active cases: 17 
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 1

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 305

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 165  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

After receiving additional supplies, the Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 550 tests and can process about 40 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 hours.