Daily COVID Report / Nov. 2, 2020

COVID REPORT: Eight New Cases Confirmed Since Friday, Joint Information Center Says; Asymptomatic Transmission a Concern


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 579 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have contracted the virus.

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

  • The 20-29 age group continues to represent the highest percentage of local cases at 23.6%, followed by the 30-39 age group at 19.5%.
  • The county’s rate of confirmed cases is 434 per 100,000 residents. The state and national rates are 2,345 and 2,801 respectively.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 or 9.6% of people who contract the virus locally report no symptoms, up from 6.3% in October and 4.4% in September. 

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said asymptomatic transmission continues to be of concern. “Since we know that individuals without symptoms are able to transmit the virus, it is important that people participate in screening, which becomes even more important if engaging in higher risk activities that may have resulted in an exposure.” Dr. Frankovich added that testing of those who are asymptomatic is a valuable tool to monitor virus spread in our community. “I’d encourage everyone to sign up for testing,” she said.  

Appointments are available at the OptumServe site at Redwood Acres in Eureka for those without symptoms. To make an appointment at OptumServe, go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Those experiencing cough, fever, headache or other symptoms of COVID-19 should reach out to their primary care provider or call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000. 

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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Nov. 2, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

8

Active Cases

15
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

623

% Positive

1.3%

Health Lab Supply

9,500

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

579

Hospitalizations

37
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

366

Community Spread

76

Travel

129

Under Investigation

8
Testing

Total Tests

36,074

Demographics
As of Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

50%

Women

50%
Region

Northern Humboldt

121

Humboldt Bay Area

379

Southern Humboldt

79
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 118
Arcata 95521 117
The O3 95503 70
Hoopa 95546 53
McKinleyville 95519 47
Fortuna 95540 47
Redway 95560 29
Rio Dell 95562 19
Trinidad 95570 9
Willow Creek 95573 9
Scotia 95565 8
Kneeland 95549 8
Loleta 95551 7
Garberville 95542 7
Myers Flat 95554 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Myers Flat 95554 2.09%
Redway 95560 1.98%
Hoopa 95546 1.41%
Scotia 95565 1.04%
Kneeland 95549 0.76%
Willow Creek 95573 0.58%
Rio Dell 95562 0.56%
Arcata 95521 0.55%
Loleta 95551 0.51%
Eureka 95501 0.5%
Trinidad 95570 0.4%
Garberville 95542 0.34%
Fortuna 95540 0.33%
The O3 95503 0.27%
McKinleyville 95519 0.25%

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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