Daily COVID Report / April 16, 2021

COVID REPORT: Nine New Cases Confirmed Today; Ten Locals Have Contracted COVID Despite Being Fully Vaccinated, Joint Information Center Says

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County will receive 7,440 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for next week, including 3,600 Moderna and 3,840 of Pfizer. There will be first- and second-dose clinics available for both. There will be no Johnson and Johnson due to the pause which is expected to continue into next week. Additional clinic schedules will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  

Walk-in Vaccination Appointments Available Today and Sunday 

Humboldt County Public Health and its health care partners are announcing walk-in vaccination clinic hours from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Sunday, April 18, at the Arcata Community Center located at 321 Dr. M.L.K., Jr. Pkwy. in Arcata. Those interested can register onsite to receive the Pfizer vaccine.  

Please note that openings are first-come, first-served, and vaccine supply could run out. Those 16 and older can receive only the Pfizer vaccine and must have proof of age and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Appointments for other Pfizer clinics are available this weekend through MyTurn.ca.gov, and all county residents age 16 and older can register. 

9 New Cases Reported Today 

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today. One previously reported case was determined to be from another county and was removed. That brings the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 3,587.

10 Local ‘Breakthrough’ Cases Reported

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week approximately 5,800 of the nearly 77 million individuals in the United States have contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated in what are being called “breakthrough” cases. Humboldt County Public Health today reported 10 local residents have contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated, with cases dating back to January 2021.  

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been shown to be at least 94% effective at preventing severe disease and death. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is just over 66% effective. These breakthrough cases are to be expected, health officials say, and are a reminder to continue using prevention measures such as wearing a mask and distancing. 

For more information about breakthrough cases, visit cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html

New CDPH Guidance

California Department of Public Health this week released two guidance documents that address gatherings and recommendations for fully vaccinated people.  

Guidance for Gatherings can be found here: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-November-2020.aspx 

Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated can be found here: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Public-Health-Recommendations-for-Fully-Vaccinated-People.aspx  

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data. 

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000. 

Some Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and Walmart locations are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn who is eligible for vaccination and see if there are appointments available at one of these locations by clicking on the links below.

Safeway: mhealthappointments.com/covidappt
CVS Pharmacy: cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19
Walgreen’s: walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
Walmart: walmart.com/cp/1228302

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  


April 16, 2021

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


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By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 695
Arcata 95521 605
The O3 95503 566
Fortuna 95540 418
McKinleyville 95519 377
Hoopa 95546 256
Rio Dell 95562 90
Redway 95560 64
Ferndale 95536 48
Loleta 95551 44
Bayside 95524 40
Garberville 95542 40
Trinidad 95570 38
Blue Lake 95525 37
Hydesville 95547 32
Willow Creek 95573 29
Scotia 95565 26
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 13
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Samoa 95564 9
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 6.79%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.37%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 3.37%
Hydesville 95547 3.27%
Loleta 95551 3.2%
Eureka 95501 2.96%
Fortuna 95540 2.92%
Arcata 95521 2.82%
Rio Dell 95562 2.63%
Weott 95571 2.58%
Blue Lake 95525 2.58%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Bayside 95524 2.32%
The O3 95503 2.22%
Samoa 95564 2.08%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
McKinleyville 95519 1.97%
Garberville 95542 1.93%
Willow Creek 95573 1.87%
Miranda 95553 1.86%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
Orleans 95556 1.75%
Trinidad 95570 1.67%
Ferndale 95536 1.66%
Carlotta 95528 0.87%
Whitethorn 95589 0.71%

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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