Daily COVID Report / Dec. 18, 2020

COVID REPORT: Thirteen Cases Confirmed Today, Regional ICU Availability Drops to 21 Percent, Says Joint Information Center


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

The total number of county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 1,387, after 13 new cases were reported today.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed capacity in the Northern California region, of which Humboldt County is a part, dropped today to 21% from 25.8% yesterday. If the region’s ICU bed availability drops below 15%, the state’s Regional Stay Home Order will take effect. 

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said, “Given our small number of ICU beds, if we filled roughly eight more ICU beds, our region would drop below 15%. Currently, we count on the ability to send patients out of the area if we run out of capacity, but with the rest of the state at very low or no capacity, that may not be an option.” 

The Statewide ICU Bed Availability metric has been added to the “Current Hospital Information” dataset of the Humboldt County Data Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). This measures the capacity of available ICU beds across the entire state, which currently stands at 2.1%. 

The Southern California and San Joaquin regions currently report 0% ICU capacity. The Bay Area region is at 12.8% reported capacity, and the Greater Sacramento region is at 14.5% capacity, leaving the Northern California region the only one not subject to the state Regional Stay Home Order. 

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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Dec. 18, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

13

Seven-Day Average

22

Currently Hospitalized

7

Currently in ICU

3
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

342

% Positive

3.8%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

1,387

Hospitalizations

62
Testing

Total Tests

51,708

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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