Daily COVID Report / Dec. 7, 2020

COVID REPORT: Eighty-Eight (88) New Cases Confirmed Today, Joint Information Center Says; Five More People Hospitalized


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Eighty-eight additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 1,102 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. Five new hospitalizations also were reported since Friday.

The daily, weekly and monthly datasets on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard have been updated. Some highlights include:

  • The county has seen a 21% increase in cases from last week.
  • The 20-29 age group represents the largest percentage of local cases at 27.6%. The 30-39 age group is the next highest at 20.3%. Almost 64% of local cases are 39 or under. 
  • The case doubling time stands at 31 days. Since the county confirmed its first case on Feb. 20, it has taken 291 days to reach 1,102 cases. At the current rate of infection, it would take an estimated 31 days to add an additional 1,102 cases. 

Humboldt County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis said, “We’ve all heard about exponential growth, and we are flirting dangerously with it and could already be there. COVID transmission, like a freight train, has gained a lot of speed and will take weeks to slow down, with the full impact to hospitals yet to be seen.” Dr. Ennis added that now is the time to act. “Do your part. You may know someone whose life depends on it.” 

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. 7, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

88

Active Cases

236
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

1,125

% Positive

7.8%

Health Lab Supply

7,400

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

1,102

Hospitalizations

54
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

465

Community Spread

90

Travel

176

Under Investigation

371
Testing

Total Tests

47,154

Demographics
As of Monday, Dec. 7, 2020

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

201

Humboldt Bay Area

791

Southern Humboldt

110
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 274
Eureka 95501 198
The O3 95503 180
McKinleyville 95519 110
Fortuna 95540 79
Hoopa 95546 63
Redway 95560 35
Rio Dell 95562 27
Bayside 95524 15
Trinidad 95570 13
Ferndale 95536 11
Kneeland 95549 10
Loleta 95551 9
Garberville 95542 9
Willow Creek 95573 9
Myers Flat 95554 7
Miranda 95553 6
Hydesville 95547 6
Scotia 95565 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Myers Flat 95554 2.44%
Redway 95560 2.39%
Hoopa 95546 1.67%
Arcata 95521 1.28%
Kneeland 95549 0.95%
Bayside 95524 0.87%
Eureka 95501 0.84%
Rio Dell 95562 0.79%
Scotia 95565 0.78%
The O3 95503 0.71%
Miranda 95553 0.66%
Loleta 95551 0.66%
Hydesville 95547 0.61%
Willow Creek 95573 0.58%
McKinleyville 95519 0.58%
Trinidad 95570 0.57%
Fortuna 95540 0.55%
Garberville 95542 0.43%
Ferndale 95536 0.38%

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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