Daily COVID Report / April 23

COVID REPORT: Twenty New Cases Confirmed Today; County Declined 1,000 Doses of Moderna for Lack of Demand, Joint Information Center Says


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Twenty 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 3,717.  

After seeing the case rate decline for weeks, Humboldt County is currently experiencing an uptick in cases, many of which are related to one or more superspreader events. 

In response to a recent outbreak at Eureka The Pentecostal Church, the Humboldt County Public Health Communicable Disease Response Team was on-site today offering testing to members of the church who may have been exposed.  

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman thanked church officials and members for their responsiveness and collaboration with Public Health. “We’re grateful for all they’re doing to protect each other and the community as a whole,” Dr. Hoffman said.  

Community residents who think they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can get tested at no cost seven days a week. For a list of testing locations and times, go to lhi.care/covidtesting, or call 888-634-1123. 

Walk-In Appointment Hours to Expand Next Week

Vaccination appointments are available at the Arcata Community Center this weekend, 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 — 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.  

Beginning next week, walk-in vaccine hours will expand to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Scheduling an appointment in advance is encouraged. As of today, only 25% of available first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of April 19-25 have been booked or attended. There are still many spaces available in clinics this weekend. 

As a result of low vaccine uptake, Humboldt County will receive 4,140 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for next week, including 1,800 Moderna and 2,340 of Pfizer. There will be no Johnson & Johnson due to the pause. Additional clinics will be announced Monday or Tuesday depending on allocation. 

Humboldt County Public Health declined 1,000 additional doses of Moderna vaccine. This is the first week the county turned away doses offered by the state due to a lack of demand from the community and providers.

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 23

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

Cases

New Cases

20

Active Cases

163
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

194

% Positive

10.3%

Health Lab Supply

6,900

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,717

Hospitalizations

143
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,188

Community Spread

881

Travel

345

Unknown Acquisition

192

Under Investigation

92
Testing

Total Tests

85,775

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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