Daily COVID Report / June 2

One New COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Humboldt Today; One Death; Ten Days Have Passed Since Last Alder Bay Case, Says Public Health


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Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A fourth Humboldt County resident has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. One additional case was confirmed today, bringing to 103 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

The individual who died was an elderly resident of Alder Bay Assisted Living and was diagnosed with COVID-19 early in the facility’s outbreak. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “We send our condolences for this loss to family, friends and caregivers.”

Another round of testing was completed today at the facility, and there are no new positive cases in staff or residents. Ten days have passed since the last new positive case at Alder Bay.

More than 700 individuals in our county reside in licensed skilled nursing or assisted living facilities. “These people, who are our friends, neighbors and loved ones, are among the most vulnerable to serious COVID-19 infections, and it is critically important that we protect them with all of the tools at our disposal,” Dr. Frankovich said. “Public Health and the Congregate Living Facilities Task Force in the Emergency Operations Center have been working to assist these facilities in preparedness and surveillance efforts and continue to do so.”

Dr. Frankovich went on to urge everyone in the community to do their part to limit spread of this virus. “All of us can also help by doing our best to prevent rapid spread of infection across the community as it increases the likelihood of asymptomatic workers bringing virus into a facility,” she said. “Facial coverings, social distancing and other efforts can truly make a difference.”

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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NOTE: Total testing numbers, in the “To Date” section below, are all screwed up. That’s because the county is no longer able to track exactly how many total tests have been conducted, due to ambiguities with commercial testing. The county Joint Information Center tells the Outpost it will have a statement about this sometime soon.


June 2

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

Cases

New Cases

1

Active Cases

17
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

239

% Positive

0.4%

Health Lab Supply

1,900

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

103

Hospitalizations

13
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

59

Community Spread

17

Travel

24

Under Investigation

3
Testing

Total Tests

5,771

Demographics
As of Friday, May 29

Age

Average Age

47
  • 0-19: +1 from May 22
  • 20-29: +2 from May 22
  • 30-39: +1 from May 22
  • 40-49: +1 from May 22
  • 50-59: +2 from May 22
  • 60-69: +1 from May 22
Sex

Men

41%

Women

59%
Region

Northern Humboldt

18

Humboldt Bay Area

77

Southern Humboldt

4

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