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.
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= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
- 1 new hospitalization.
- 6 new recovered cases.
- 4 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through travel.
- 5 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through contact to another known case.