Daily COVID Report / Nov. 23, 2020

COVID REPORT: Fifty-Six (56) New Cases Confirmed Today, Joint Information Center Says; Humboldt Expected to Move Into Purple Tier Tomorrow


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Fifty-six new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, which includes cases documented over the weekend. Two previous positive cases were reassigned due to clarification of an individual’s county of residence and a specimen which required retesting. This brings the total to 784 county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Humboldt’s internal data show the county’s case rate at over 7.0, and it is expected that the county will move into the Purple or “Widespread” Tier tomorrow under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said that this would have an immediate effect on sectors, especially restaurants, gyms and places of worship, which would need to operate outdoors only.  

“This was, unfortunately, anticipated, as we’ve been seeing sharp increases in case counts throughout the community,” Dr. Frankovich said. “Our goal is to stabilize and then decrease COVID-19 activity throughout Humboldt, in order to return to a less restrictive tier and protect our healthcare system.” 

Public Health is changing its contact investigations process to meet the demands of rapidly increasing case counts. The Joint Information Center will issue information about that process later today. 

To view COVID-19 safety modifications by industry sector, visit covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance. For a complete list of requirements in the purple or widespread tier, go to cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf

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. 23, 2020

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

Cases

New Cases

54

Active Cases

121
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

1,179

% Positive

4.6%

Health Lab Supply

9,500

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

784

Hospitalizations

42
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

416

Community Spread

90

Travel

171

Under Investigation

107
Testing

Total Tests

42,312

Demographics
As of Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

50%

Women

50%
Region

Northern Humboldt

144

Humboldt Bay Area

548

Southern Humboldt

92
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 179
Eureka 95501 159
The O3 95503 97
McKinleyville 95519 64
Fortuna 95540 62
Hoopa 95546 58
Redway 95560 35
Rio Dell 95562 23
Bayside 95524 11
Kneeland 95549 11
Ferndale 95536 10
Trinidad 95570 10
Willow Creek 95573 9
Myers Flat 95554 7
Loleta 95551 7
Miranda 95553 6
Scotia 95565 6
Garberville 95542 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Myers Flat 95554 2.44%
Redway 95560 2.39%
Hoopa 95546 1.54%
Kneeland 95549 1.05%
Arcata 95521 0.83%
Scotia 95565 0.78%
Eureka 95501 0.68%
Rio Dell 95562 0.67%
Miranda 95553 0.66%
Bayside 95524 0.64%
Willow Creek 95573 0.58%
Loleta 95551 0.51%
Trinidad 95570 0.44%
Fortuna 95540 0.43%
The O3 95503 0.38%
Ferndale 95536 0.35%
McKinleyville 95519 0.34%
Garberville 95542 0.29%

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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