Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

One additional case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, bringing to 55 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.

The following transmission information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:

  • Contact to a Known Case: 24
  • Travel-Acquired: 20
  • Community Transmission: 11
  • Under Investigation: 0

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by contacting or calling 707-441-5000. 


Total new positive cases confirmed on May 6:

  • 1

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 6

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 55
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 5
  • Total number of recovered cases: 52

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory:

  • 1,848

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

  • 859 

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,100 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.

For the most recent information about COVID-19, visit or For local information, visit, call 707-441-5000 or email

Humboldt COVID-19 Statistics

Confirmed Cases
# of Tests Conducted
Lab Testing Capacity