Daily COVID Report / Aug. 5

COVID REPORT: Ten New Cases Confirmed Today, Says Joint Information Center — Highest Single-Day New Case Count Since the Pandemic Began


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. Humboldt County’s total case count stands at 255.

Today marks the first time a single day’s report reached double digits. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Frankovich said that hitting this milestone is unsurprising. “We’re no longer returning to periods with zero case counts as we did in the past. This indicates that there’s still more work to do to ensure that people understand the increasing risk of exposure when outside the home or when gathering with others,” she said. “Public Health is all of us right now. Every single person in our community plays a role in limiting transmission of this virus.”

Dr. Frankovich encouraged all residents to recommit to prevention measures that increase safety. Those include wearing facial coverings, refraining from gathering with non-household members, eliminating non-essential travel, washing hands regularly and maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times.

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. 5

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

Cases

New Cases

10

Active Cases

62
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

143

% Positive

7.0%

Health Lab Supply

2,350

Last Week
July 27, 2020 – Aug. 3, 2020

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

255

Hospitalizations

17
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

130

Community Spread

34

Travel

67

Under Investigation

24
Testing

Total Tests

15,925

Demographics
As of Monday, Aug. 3

Age

Average Age

38
Sex

Men

47%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

38

Humboldt Bay Area

183

Southern Humboldt

15

Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.


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