Daily COVID Report / Dec. 17, 2020

COVID REPORT: Sixth Granada Death Recorded, 17 New Cases Confirmed


NOTE: It’s not clear if this new death, recorded today, is the case alluded to in yesterday’s update. 

(UPDATE: It is not. So six Granada residents have died so far.)

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Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County is reporting its 15th COVID-related death today. Seventeen additional cases of the virus also were reported. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 1,374. 

The individual who died was in their 100s and a resident of Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at the time of death. A total of 69 residents and 25 staff at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19, and six residents have died as of this morning. 

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said this is a tragic reminder of how quickly this virus can spread, especially in congregate living facilities. “What we’re seeing this week at Granada started around the week of Thanksgiving with the first identified cases,” he said. “Our concern continues for Granada until we know that all residents and staff are safe and recovered from the virus. This could still be another week or more.” 

Dr. Hoffman went on to urge every community member to do their part in combatting this virus. “Each one of us can do something to prevent further deaths,” he said. “If we wear a mask, physically distance and avoid gathering, the spread will slow in our community. These are still our best tools to prevent infections until the vaccine is widely available in the months to come.” 

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.


Dec. 17, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

17

Seven-Day Average

26

Currently Hospitalized

6

Currently in ICU

3
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

304

% Positive

5.6%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

1,374

Hospitalizations

62
Testing

Total Tests

51,366

Demographics
As of Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

235

Humboldt Bay Area

941

Southern Humboldt

119
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 307
The O3 95503 239
Eureka 95501 229
McKinleyville 95519 139
Fortuna 95540 93
Hoopa 95546 63
Redway 95560 36
Rio Dell 95562 29
Bayside 95524 17
Loleta 95551 14
Ferndale 95536 13
Trinidad 95570 13
Kneeland 95549 13
Blue Lake 95525 9
Garberville 95542 9
Willow Creek 95573 9
Myers Flat 95554 7
Hydesville 95547 7
Miranda 95553 6
Carlotta 95528 6
Scotia 95565 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Redway 95560 2.46%
Myers Flat 95554 2.44%
Hoopa 95546 1.67%
Arcata 95521 1.43%
Kneeland 95549 1.24%
Loleta 95551 1.02%
Bayside 95524 0.99%
Eureka 95501 0.98%
The O3 95503 0.94%
Rio Dell 95562 0.85%
Scotia 95565 0.78%
McKinleyville 95519 0.73%
Hydesville 95547 0.72%
Miranda 95553 0.66%
Fortuna 95540 0.65%
Blue Lake 95525 0.63%
Willow Creek 95573 0.58%
Trinidad 95570 0.57%
Ferndale 95536 0.45%
Garberville 95542 0.43%
Carlotta 95528 0.4%

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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