Daily COVID Report / Aug. 12, 2020

COVID REPORT: Six New Cases Confirmed Today, Joint Information Center Says


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Six additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 299 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have contracted the virus.

Of the 299 confirmed cases, 161 were contracted through contact with a known case, 70 were acquired through travel and 43 were community transmission. The means of transmission for 25 remaining cases are still under investigation by Public Health’s contact tracing teams. That process often requires interviews with many people in an effort to identify how the virus was acquired and if no source is found, they are considered community-acquired.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said it can be difficult for a person who contracts the virus to remember every person or place they came in contact with in the last ten days, how long their interaction lasted, at what distance and whether masks were worn the whole time. “All of this is important information to have in investigations so that we can work to limit spread of COVID in our community,” she said. “Staying home as much as possible, avoiding gathering with those who live outside of your household, distancing and using facial coverings continue to be important ways to limit spread of COVID.”

Today’s alert level stands at three or level orange. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

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Aug. 12, 2020

= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.

Cases

New Cases

6

Seven-Day Average

6
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

187

% Positive

3.2%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

299

Hospitalizations

19
Testing

Total Tests

17,840

Demographics
As of Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

Age

Average Age

38
Sex

Men

47%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

53

Humboldt Bay Area

218

Southern Humboldt

15

Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.


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