Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
Humboldt County’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 64, as three additional cases were confirmed today.
Follow-up testing at Alder Bay Assisted Living in Eureka determined that one additional resident had become positive for COVID-19. All residents and staff will be tested on a regular basis for the near future.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Frankovich noted the incubation period between exposure and illness can last up to 14 days, so individuals may develop symptoms or test positive at any point in that time. “For this reason, Alder Bay staff are carefully monitoring both patients and staff,” Frankovich said, “and Public Health Communicable Disease nurses were back on site today collecting new specimens for testing. Doing repeat testing during the incubation period is important in identifying any new cases early.”
Dr. Frankovich added, “We are all thinking about the residents and families of Alder Bay. We know this is a difficult time.”
The other two cases appear unrelated to Alder Bay Assisted Living and are under investigation.
Total new positive cases confirmed on May 12:
Daily COVID-19 case report for May 12
- Total number of confirmed cases: 64
- Total number of hospitalizations: 7
- Total number of recovered cases: 53
Transmission information for all known cases
- Contact to a Known Case: 29
- Travel-Acquired: 20
- Community Transmission: 11
- Under Investigation: 4
Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory:
Total number of people tested by all other sources (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs):
The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,450 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.