Daily COVID Report / April 22

COVID REPORT: Thirty-Eight (38) New Cases Today; Recent Boom Associated With ‘Superspreader Event,’ Joint Information Center Says


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 3,697. With one day left to report, 110 cases have been reported this week.  

Case information compiled by Public Health suggests the majority of recently reported cases are part of a single outbreak associated with one or more superspreader events.  

Identifying cases to contain outbreaks prevents spread of disease to the broader community. Anyone who believes they have been exposed or are symptomatic is encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Even those without symptoms can spread the virus.  

No-cost walk-in testing is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Redwood Acres in Eureka.  

Residents age 2 and older can be tested. Additional locations are available each weekday throughout the county. 

See the full schedule below: 

  • Eureka – Seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Redwood Acres, 3750 Harris St.) 
  • Arcata – Mondays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Arcata Community Center, 321 M.L.K. Jr. Pkwy.)
  • Garberville – Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (SoHum Health Sprowl Creek Campus, 286 Sprowl Creek Road) 
  • Fortuna – Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Dr.)
  • Hoopa – Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Tsewenaldin Inn, 12482 CA-96)
  • McKinleyville – Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road).  

To schedule, go to lhi.care/covidtesting, or call 888-634-1123. Turnaround time for results averages 48 to 72 hours. 

Testing is important regardless of vaccination status. COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to prevent severe illness in the relatively small number of people who have become infected after being vaccinated. Vaccination appointments are available at the Arcata Community Center this week, and walk-in hours are scheduled each day from 6 to 7 p.m. Spanish and English speakers are available at every clinic. 

All county residents age 16 and older can register, although 16- and 17-year-olds can sign up only for the Pfizer vaccine. Minors must have proof of age and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

The following clinics and vaccines are available by appointment and for walk-ins. 

  • Today — Pfizer (16 and older)
  • Friday — Moderna (18 and older)
  • Saturday — Pfizer (16 and older)
  • Sunday — Moderna and Pfizer (16 and older).  

For specific appointment dates, times and to sign up, visit MyTurn.ca.gov.  

Health officials continue to encourage preventive measures such as mask wearing, physical distancing and handwashing whether a person is fully vaccinated. Guidelines for public and private events and gatherings remain in place. Read more here: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-November-2020.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
Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19
Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19
Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

###


April 22

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

Cases

New Cases

38

Active Cases

159
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

239

% Positive

15.9%

Health Lab Supply

6,950

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,697

Hospitalizations

141
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,187

Community Spread

877

Travel

345

Unknown Acquisition

189

Under Investigation

82
Testing

Total Tests

85,581

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.


© 2021 Lost Coast Communications Contact: news@lostcoastoutpost.com.