Daily COVID Report / Dec. 29, 2020
COVID REPORT: 31 New Cases Confirmed; County’s New Red-Tier Status a ‘Surprise Decision,’ Joint Information Says
Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
A total of 1,678 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 31 additional cases were reported today.
The California Department of Public Health today reassigned Humboldt County to the “Red” or Substantial tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” a surprise decision based almost exclusively on the county’s Health Equity Metric, which is intended to ensure that no population group within a county is disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman is in consultation with state and local officials about the next steps for implementing relaxed COVID-19 safety measures. The Joint Information Center will make additional information available later today.
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Dec. 29, 2020
= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
- 4 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through travel.
- 19 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through contact to another known case.
- 10 cases under investigation were determined as being acquired through community transmission.
As of Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
Humboldt Bay Area
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Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.