Daily COVID Report / Aug. 31

COVID REPORT: 20 New Cases Confirmed Over Last Three Days, Joint Information Center Says; Travel, Gatherings Still Main Driver of Cases


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 388 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “While many of the new cases are still under investigation, travel outside of Humboldt County and gatherings of individuals with those who live outside their households continue to emerge as significant risk factors for spread of infection. If we want to remain in Tier 3 or even improve to Tier 4 in the new state framework, everyone will need to do their part to decrease transmission by using all of our prevention measures.”

Daily and weekly datasets on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard have been updated. Some highlights include:

  • The county’s confirmed case rate is significantly less than the state and nation at 287 cases per 100,000 residents compared to 1,763 and 1,824 respectively.
  • The 20-29 age group continues to represent the highest number of cases at nearly 25 percent.

Today’s alert level stands at two or level yellow. 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. 31

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

Cases

New Cases

20

Active Cases

43
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

784

% Positive

2.6%

Health Lab Supply

8,500

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

388

Hospitalizations

22
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

228

Community Spread

51

Travel

88

Under Investigation

21
Testing

Total Tests

23,252

Demographics
As of Monday, Aug. 31

Age

Average Age

38
Sex

Men

47%

Women

53%
Region

Northern Humboldt

88

Humboldt Bay Area

274

Southern Humboldt

26

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