Daily COVID Report / April 19

COVID REPORT: Another Death, 34 New Cases Confirmed Since Friday


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

One Death, 34 New Cases Reported Since Friday 

A Humboldt County resident in their 70s has died with COVID-19, and 34 additional cases of the virus have been reported since Friday. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 3,621. 

This marks the 38th death related to COVID-19 in Humboldt County. Public Health and Emergency Operations Center staff share their sympathies with the person’s friends, caregivers and family. 

Temporary Fix Developed for ‘My Turn’ Issue 

Many COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available locally this week, and Humboldt County residents are encouraged to sign up now at MyTurn.ca.gov. Don’t wait to be contacted. Though My Turn is designed to provide notifications of upcoming openings, the best way to find an available appointment is to check the website regularly. 

The state’s My Turn portal has put in place geofencing that restricts people who live more than 40 miles from a clinic site from viewing available appointments, which has meant that residents of much of Southern Humboldt have been unable to see or schedule appointments. This limitation has affected many, if not all, rural California counties, and local Public Health officials are addressing it directly with the state. 

Until the state resolves the issue, when prompted to “Enter your address or zip code,” county residents should enter only “Humboldt County” on the “Let’s Find an Appointment” page of the My Turn website, the third page of the appointment scheduler. This means residents will input “Humboldt County” in two different places. 

Anyone with questions can call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 or call the Humboldt County Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000. 

There are alternatives to My Turn, as well. Walk-in vaccination hours are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at the Arcata Community Center, which is located at 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Pkwy. Also, the federal government supports scheduling vaccinations at local pharmacies through https://vaccinefinder.org/

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Remains ‘Paused’ 

Administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still on hold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to review cases of a rare but serious blood clot that developed in six women after they received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he anticipates a decision about whether to continue the pause will be made when the committee meets Friday.
 

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
Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19
Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19
Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

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April 19

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

Cases

New Cases

34

Active Cases

90
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

492

% Positive

6.9%

Health Lab Supply

7,100

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,621

Hospitalizations

139
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,174

Community Spread

868

Travel

342

Unknown Acquisition

187

Under Investigation

35
Testing

Total Tests

85,010

Demographics
As of Monday, April 19

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

761

Humboldt Bay Area

2538

Southern Humboldt

307
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 723
Arcata 95521 611
The O3 95503 580
Fortuna 95540 422
McKinleyville 95519 388
Hoopa 95546 256
Rio Dell 95562 90
Redway 95560 65
Ferndale 95536 48
Loleta 95551 44
Garberville 95542 41
Bayside 95524 40
Blue Lake 95525 38
Trinidad 95570 38
Hydesville 95547 32
Willow Creek 95573 29
Scotia 95565 26
Kneeland 95549 20
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 13
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Samoa 95564 10
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 4.43%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 3.37%
Hydesville 95547 3.27%
Loleta 95551 3.2%
Eureka 95501 3.08%
Fortuna 95540 2.95%
Arcata 95521 2.85%
Blue Lake 95525 2.65%
Rio Dell 95562 2.63%
Weott 95571 2.58%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Bayside 95524 2.32%
Samoa 95564 2.31%
The O3 95503 2.27%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
McKinleyville 95519 2.03%
Garberville 95542 1.98%
Kneeland 95549 1.9%
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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