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.
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Aug. 17, 2020
= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
- 21 new recovered cases.
- 1 case under investigation was determined as being acquired through travel.
- 10 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through contact to another known case.
- 2 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through community transmission.
As of Monday, Aug. 17, 2020
Humboldt Bay Area
Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.