Daily COVID Report / Sept. 22

COVID REPORT: Four New Cases Confirmed Today, Says Joint Information Center; Three People Newly Hospitalized


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 489 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said that more than 30 positive COVID-19 cases have now been tied to a large gathering in late August. There were initially 22 cases directly connected to this event that was characterized as a party of approximately 50 individuals from different households and outside the area.

Dr. Frankovich emphasized that while socializing within your household is safest, if people choose to gather, smaller groups and outdoor settings with physical distancing measures make gathering safer. If food is part of the gathering, it is safest for people to bring their own rather than sharing.

“Gatherings are a driver of infections across the state,” Dr. Frankovich said. “You can’t predict in advance which gatherings are going to be super spreader events, and so the safest thing is to not hold them at all.”

Today’s alert level stands at two or level yellow. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.

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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Sept. 22

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

Cases

New Cases

4

Active Cases

13
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

97

% Positive

4.1%

Health Lab Supply

8,500

Last Week
Sept. 14, 2020 – Sept. 21, 2020

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

489

Hospitalizations

30
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

316

Community Spread

67

Travel

103

Under Investigation

3
Testing

Total Tests

27,770

Demographics
As of Monday, Sept. 21

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

51%

Women

48%
Region

Northern Humboldt

100

Humboldt Bay Area

333

Southern Humboldt

52

Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.


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