Daily COVID Report / Aug. 18, 2020

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


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Five new cases were reported today, bringing to 325 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

A total of 303 tests were reported since yesterday, which includes results from the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory and all other labs reported into the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange or CalREDIE. Some initial HSU samples are included in this report.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “We’re doing this testing to identify any cases among new students arriving to their dorm. Early detection is important because even a small number coming into a congregate setting can initiate wider transmission, especially since young people tend to have few or no symptoms and go undetected. Since we have a large number of people arriving in a very short period of time, testing is challenging but is important to all of us in limiting spread.”

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. 18, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

5

Active Cases

58
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

303

% Positive

1.7%

Health Lab Supply

9,800

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

325

Hospitalizations

20
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

196

Community Spread

47

Travel

74

Under Investigation

8
Testing

Total Tests

19,256

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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