Daily COVID Report / April 26

COVID REPORT: Sixty-Eight (68) New Cases Confirmed Since Friday: J&J Back in Effect; Clinics Available in Arcata and Fortuna


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

68 New Cases Reported Since Friday 

A total of 3,785 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 68 additional cases were recorded since the most recent report on Friday. 

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Cleared for Use

The recommended pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has been lifted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  

A joint statement issued by the two federal agencies stated that “available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.” The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also reviewed the data and concluded that use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should resume.  

The pause was implemented after six cases of an extremely rare but severe type of blood clot developed in women between the ages of 18 and 59 who had received this specific vaccine. A total of 15 cases were identified out of more than 6.8 million doses administered. Information about the low risk of blood clots and alternative vaccines will be shared with recipients, and the CDC and FDA will continue to monitor all vaccines currently authorized for emergency use.  

Read more about the CDC review panel’s findings at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/fda-cdc-lift-vaccine-use.html

Clinics Scheduled in Fortuna and Arcata This Week

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned in Fortuna and Arcata this week for both first and second doses.  

All appointments available this week through My Turn are for the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine authorized for 16- and 17-year olds. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and provide proof of age. County residents due for a second dose of the Moderna vaccine should call the Humboldt County Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000 for scheduling information. 

See the schedule of Pfizer clinics below: 

  • Arcata Community Center – Wednesday, April 28 through Sunday, May 2
  • Fortuna High School – Saturday, May 1. 

Walk-ins hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week at the Arcata Community Center, though appointments are encouraged to reduce wait times and help prevent wasted doses. 

For appointment times and to register, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.

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 26

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

Cases

New Cases

68

Seven-Day Average

23
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

559

% Positive

12.2%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,785

Hospitalizations

147
Testing

Total Tests

86,334

Demographics
As of Monday, April 26

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

777

Humboldt Bay Area

2665

Southern Humboldt

324
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 769
Arcata 95521 630
The O3 95503 623
Fortuna 95540 430
McKinleyville 95519 401
Hoopa 95546 257
Rio Dell 95562 101
Redway 95560 65
Ferndale 95536 49
Bayside 95524 45
Loleta 95551 45
Garberville 95542 44
Blue Lake 95525 38
Trinidad 95570 38
Hydesville 95547 33
Willow Creek 95573 29
Scotia 95565 27
Kneeland 95549 20
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 15
Samoa 95564 12
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Fields Landing 95537 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 6.82%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.43%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 3.5%
Hydesville 95547 3.37%
Loleta 95551 3.28%
Eureka 95501 3.28%
Fortuna 95540 3.01%
Rio Dell 95562 2.95%
Arcata 95521 2.94%
Samoa 95564 2.78%
Blue Lake 95525 2.65%
Bayside 95524 2.61%
Weott 95571 2.58%
The O3 95503 2.44%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Fields Landing 95537 2.15%
Garberville 95542 2.12%
McKinleyville 95519 2.1%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Kneeland 95549 1.9%
Willow Creek 95573 1.87%
Miranda 95553 1.86%
Orleans 95556 1.75%
Ferndale 95536 1.69%
Trinidad 95570 1.67%
Carlotta 95528 1.0%
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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