Daily COVID Report / Aug. 6

COVID REPORT: Twenty-Five (25) Cases Confirmed in Humboldt County Today, Says Joint Information Center


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Twenty-five additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 280 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. This is the largest increase in cases recorded in a single day, only one day after the county reported double digit cases for the first time.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich noted that much of this increase in numbers is related to two case clusters, one in a non-cannabis agricultural setting and another centered in Hoopa. She is working closely with the K’ima:w Medical Center and has also reached out to the California Department of Public Health and the California Office of Emergency Services in anticipation of a possible need for additional support.

“Any time we identify a cluster of cases, it is important to respond swiftly to limit ongoing transmission in order to protect everyone in the community, especially those who are medically vulnerable and at greater risk of serious illness from COVID,” Dr. Frankovich said, adding that Public Health’s contact tracing teams are actively investigating 32 cases. “As I have stated many times, sudden increases in cases can place an enormous strain on our county’s resources. This is why all of our prevention efforts are critically important to limit additional 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. 6

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

Cases

New Cases

22

Active Cases

84
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

79

% Positive

27.8%

Health Lab Supply

2,300

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

277

Hospitalizations

17
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

147

Community Spread

34

Travel

67

Under Investigation

32
Testing

Total Tests

16,004

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

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