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. 

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.
 

Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo,
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard,
Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19,
Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19,
Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19, and
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert 

###


Dec. 29, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

31

Active Cases

524

Currently Hospitalized

7

Currently in ICU

2
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

269

% Positive

11.5%

Health Lab Supply

10,000

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

1,678

Hospitalizations

66
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

712

Community Spread

154

Travel

207

Under Investigation

605
Testing

Total Tests

55,560

Demographics
As of Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

328

Humboldt Bay Area

1194

Southern Humboldt

125
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 356
Eureka 95501 298
The O3 95503 288
McKinleyville 95519 173
Fortuna 95540 136
Hoopa 95546 112
Redway 95560 37
Rio Dell 95562 32
Bayside 95524 22
Ferndale 95536 19
Loleta 95551 17
Kneeland 95549 16
Trinidad 95570 14
Hydesville 95547 13
Garberville 95542 11
Blue Lake 95525 10
Willow Creek 95573 10
Myers Flat 95554 8
Scotia 95565 7
Miranda 95553 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Carlotta 95528 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 2.97%
Myers Flat 95554 2.79%
Redway 95560 2.52%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
Arcata 95521 1.66%
Kneeland 95549 1.52%
Hydesville 95547 1.33%
Bayside 95524 1.28%
Eureka 95501 1.27%
Loleta 95551 1.24%
The O3 95503 1.13%
Fortuna 95540 0.95%
Rio Dell 95562 0.94%
Scotia 95565 0.91%
McKinleyville 95519 0.91%
Blue Lake 95525 0.7%
Miranda 95553 0.66%
Ferndale 95536 0.66%
Willow Creek 95573 0.64%
Trinidad 95570 0.62%
Garberville 95542 0.53%
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.


© 2021 Lost Coast Communications Contact: news@lostcoastoutpost.com.