Daily COVID Report / April 27

COVID REPORT: Sixteen New Cases Confirmed Today; UK ‘Variant of Concern’ Identified in Humboldt for the First Time


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Sixteen additional cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today. Two previously reported cases were removed after one was determined to be a duplicate and another was from a jurisdiction outside of the county. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 3,799. 

Genomic sequencing of local COVID-19 samples conducted by the federal government has confirmed the first case of the B.1.1.7. variant, often referred to as the UK variant, in Humboldt County. Public Health case investigators determined that this case was not associated with travel, which indicates it was most likely contracted through community spread.  

The B.1.1.7. variant has been listed as a Variant of Concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is believed to spread more easily due to mutations of the virus’s spike protein. Public Health officials say the presence of this variant locally is concerning given this increased transmissibility but not surprising given how broadly it has spread statewide. Officials went on to say that vaccination paired with prevention measures like masking, handwashing and avoiding gatherings is the most effective way to limit spread of the B.1.1.7. or any other variant of COVID-19. 

Thousands of appointments for the Pfizer vaccine are available this week, and clinics are planned at Fortuna High School and Arcata Community Center. All county residents age 16 and older can schedule a first or second dose appointment. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and provide proof of age.  

See the schedule of Pfizer clinics below: 

  • Arcata Community Center – Wednesday, April 28; Thursday, April 29; Friday, April 30; Saturday, May 1; Sunday, May 2 (walk-in hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Fortuna High School – Saturday, May 1.  

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
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

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April 27

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

Cases

New Cases

14

Active Cases

174
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

176

% Positive

8.0%

Health Lab Supply

6,600

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,799

Hospitalizations

147
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,236

Community Spread

906

Travel

345

Unknown Acquisition

201

Under Investigation

92
Testing

Total Tests

86,510

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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