Daily COVID Report / July 2

COVID REPORT: Two New Cases Confirmed Today, Says Joint Information Center; Residents Urged to Keep Guard Up During Holiday Weekend


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count rose to 138 after two additional cases were reported today.

Of the 138 residents who have tested positive, more than 60 percent contracted the virus through contact with a known case. The upcoming Fourth of July weekend is traditionally a time when friends, families and communities come together in celebration, but gatherings of any size that bring people together outside of their household groups continue to increase spread of COVID-19, both in our county and statewide.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich today joined state health officials in urging residents to avoid gatherings and help slow the spread of the virus. “I think we can all agree that spending time with friends and family in-person would be great, but we’re just not there yet,” she said.

“Any time two households get together, there’s an increased risk of exposure. In fact, we are currently seeing a significant increase in cases due to visiting occurring between extended family members. We are also seeing cases related to individuals visiting households in other counties,” Frankovich said. “Again, we are at a crossroads. If we do not adhere to prevention practices, we are soon going to see increasing cases locally. We can keep each other safe by staying local and staying within our household groups.”

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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July 2

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

Cases

New Cases

2

Active Cases

11
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

146

% Positive

1.4%

Health Lab Supply

2,100

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

138

Hospitalizations

16
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

84

Community Spread

23

Travel

30

Under Investigation

1
Testing

Total Tests

11,215

Demographics
As of Friday, June 26

Age

Average Age

45
  • 0-19: +4 from June 19
  • 20-29: +6 from June 19
  • 30-39: +2 from June 19
  • 40-49: +4 from June 19
  • 50-59: +2 from June 19
  • 70-79: +1 from June 19
Sex

Men

42%

Women

58%
Region

Northern Humboldt

22

Humboldt Bay Area

103

Southern Humboldt

4

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