Daily COVID Report / May 29
(UPDATE) One New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed Today, Bringing County's Total Tally to 99
Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, bringing to 99 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.
The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:
- Contact to a Known Case: 58
- Travel-Acquired: 24
- Community Transmission: 17
- Under Investigation: 0
- Positive cases by region:
- Northern Humboldt: 18
- Greater Humboldt Bay Area: 77
- Southern Humboldt: 4
- Males: 41%
- Females: 59%
- Mean age: 47
- Age Range
- 0-19: 8
- 20-29: 13
- 30-39: 19
- 40-49: 17
- 50-59: 11
- 60-69: 21
- 70-79: 3
- 80+: 7
- Estimated testing rates:
- Humboldt County: 4,424 per 100,000 residents
- California: 4,483 per 100,000 residents
- United States: 4,749 per 100,000 residents
- Estimated rate of confirmed cases:
- Humboldt County: 73 per 100,000 residents
- California: 261 per 100,000 residents
- United States: 527 per 100,000 residents
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 email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
UPDATE/CORRECTION: The testing numbers below originally appeared much higher. That’s because of a miscommunication between your Lost Coast Outpost and the county’s Joint Information Center about their new format for reporting the number of tests completed on Humboldt County people. We had a conversation with Dr. Teresa Frankovich, our county health officer, this evening, and we thing we’ve cleared it up.
For the first time today, the JIC reported that 2,369 tests have been conducted to through the OptumServe community testing site at Redwood Acres to date. They wanted to report this number to show the community what’s happening at the OptumServe site.
In fact, many (and probably most) of those test are included in the “other tests” number that we’ve been reporting below, and which the Joint Information Center gets from the state. But the JIC gets current testing numbers directly from OptumServe more quickly than the state gets them, according to Frankovich, and so not all of the OptumServe tests are in those state numbers.
It’s kind of a huge mess. But next week we’ll rejigger our charts, below, to reflect this and a couple of other new datapoints that the Joint Information Center is reporting habitually now, and hopefully we’ll find a way to make it clear and obvious for everyone.
= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
- 1 new recovered case.
- 1 case under investigation was determined as being acquired through contact to another known case.
As of Friday, May 29
- 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