Daily COVID Report / Aug. 17, 2020

COVID REPORT: Eleven New Cases Confirmed, Says Joint Information Center; Health Officer Highlights Role of People in Their 20s in Spreading the Disease Locally


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 320, after 11 new cases were reported since Friday.

According to the most recent data, the 20 to 29 age group represents the largest number of cases, at 22 percent or one in five local infections. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said this group plays an important role in limiting spread of COVID-19.

“Young adults are an important part of our workforce in health care, food service, retail and other industries that our entire community relies on,” Dr. Frankovich said. “If you feel ill, stay home and call your provider or call the Joint Information Center to find out about testing options. It truly takes every one of us to keep our community as safe as possible.”

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.

Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard,
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert

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Aug. 17, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

11

Active Cases

53
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

647

% Positive

1.7%

Health Lab Supply

9,800

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

320

Hospitalizations

20
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

196

Community Spread

47

Travel

74

Under Investigation

3
Testing

Total Tests

18,953

Demographics
As of Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

Age

Average Age

38
Sex

Men

47%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

75

Humboldt Bay Area

226

Southern Humboldt

19

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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