Daily COVID Report / Aug. 13

COVID REPORT: Forty-One (41) New Cases Confirmed; Four New Hospitalizations, Including a Person Under 20


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 5,970.

Four hospitalizations were also reported, including one person between the ages of 10 and 20, one person in their 40s, one in their 50s and one in their 60s. Currently, 33 county residents are hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19.

The graph below shows average weekly case rates between Dec. 26, 2020 and Aug.7, 2021 in unvaccinated and fully vaccinated individuals. In the week ending Aug. 7, the average case rate for unvaccinated individuals rose to 75 per 100,000 residents, nearly triple the rate for vaccinated individuals, which is 26 cases per 100,000 residents. For additional information, please view a more detailed depiction of the data here.

Case rates continue to climb to unprecedented levels in the community, due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant. Vaccination combined with precautions such as universal masking and physical distancing are vital to containing the spread.

All available vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe outcomes, hospitalization and death from the virus. Vaccine is available at Public Health clinics located throughout the county, and walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment in advance, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below: 

Fortuna – Sunday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Dr.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Wednesday, Aug. 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Thursday, Aug. 19, from noon to 3 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Friday, Aug. 20, from noon to 3 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Most local pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccines, and many allow walk-ins. Visit vaccines.gov to check availability, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby.

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children as young as 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 and older. Full protection from the vaccine is achieved two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

On Aug. 11, the Joint Information Center incorrectly reported the number of vaccine doses administered by local vaccinators since the previous week’s update on Aug. 4. The correct number is 1,787 doses. The Joint Information Center regrets the error. 

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.


Aug. 13

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

Cases

New Cases

41

Seven-Day Average

67
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

395

% Positive

10.4%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

5,970

Hospitalizations

279
Testing

Total Tests

108,857

Demographics
As of Monday, July 19

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

988

Humboldt Bay Area

3353

Southern Humboldt

394
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 935
The O3 95503 844
Arcata 95521 732
Fortuna 95540 569
McKinleyville 95519 505
Hoopa 95546 313
Rio Dell 95562 142
Redway 95560 79
Ferndale 95536 60
Loleta 95551 60
Trinidad 95570 54
Garberville 95542 49
Bayside 95524 48
Willow Creek 95573 44
Blue Lake 95525 43
Hydesville 95547 42
Scotia 95565 31
Kneeland 95549 26
Miranda 95553 24
Samoa 95564 21
Carlotta 95528 17
Fields Landing 95537 14
Orleans 95556 13
Myers Flat 95554 13
Whitethorn 95589 10
Weott 95571 9
Redcrest 95569 8
Honeydew 95545 7
Orick 95555 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 8.31%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Redway 95560 5.39%
Samoa 95564 4.86%
Myers Flat 95554 4.53%
Loleta 95551 4.37%
Fields Landing 95537 4.31%
Hydesville 95547 4.29%
Rio Dell 95562 4.15%
Scotia 95565 4.02%
Fortuna 95540 3.98%
Eureka 95501 3.98%
Arcata 95521 3.41%
Weott 95571 3.32%
The O3 95503 3.31%
Blue Lake 95525 3.0%
Willow Creek 95573 2.83%
Bayside 95524 2.78%
Redcrest 95569 2.71%
McKinleyville 95519 2.64%
Miranda 95553 2.63%
Kneeland 95549 2.48%
Trinidad 95570 2.37%
Garberville 95542 2.36%
Orleans 95556 2.07%
Ferndale 95536 2.07%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Orick 95555 1.78%
Carlotta 95528 1.14%
Whitethorn 95589 1.02%

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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