Daily COVID Report / Aug. 24

COVID REPORT: One Hundred and Fourteen (114) New Cases in the Books as of This Afternoon; Two New Hospitalizations; Weekly Testing Now Available in SoHum


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

One hundred and fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Humboldt County today. To date, total of 6,643 county residents have tested positive for the virus. Two new hospitalizations were also reported, including one person in their 60s and another in their 80s.

Humboldt County Public Health has expanded testing efforts throughout the county to help contain the rapid spread of cases. No-cost testing is available seven days a week through the OptumServe site at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka, and an additional location in the county each weekday. Beginning today, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be open each Tuesday at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville.

See the full OptumServe testing schedule below:

  • Eureka – Seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1 Marina Way)
  • McKinleyville – Mondays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road) 
  • Garberville – Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Jerold Phelps Community Hospital, 733 Cedar St.)
  • Fortuna – Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Dr.)
  • Hoopa – Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tsewenaldin Inn, 12482 CA-96)
  • Arcata – Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St.)

Demand for testing is high at this time, so making an appointment is the best way to ensure a test is available when needed. Register in advance at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Test results are usually available within two to four days.

Schools, organizations and businesses that wish to perform routine testing may apply to the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force for free rapid antigen testing kits. To find out more, go to testing.covid19.ca.gov/get-started/.  

Anyone who tests positive should isolate for at least 10 days and consult with their doctor or call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000 for more information. Resources for infected individuals and their caregivers can be found at humboldtgov.org/blanketorders.

While some people who are fully vaccinated do become infected with the virus, health officials widely agree that the most effective way to prevent severe outcomes from COVID-19 is by getting vaccinated.

Public Health will hold 10 vaccination clinics Wednesday through Sunday in various locations around the county. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. 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.

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below: 

Eureka – Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
     Housing Authority (735 W. Everding St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Wednesday, Aug. 25, from noon to 3 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.
     Highland Park (High St. Parking Area)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Fortuna – Thursday, Aug. 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
     Dollar General (650 S. Fortuna Blvd.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Thursday, Aug. 26, from noon to 5 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Petrolia – Friday, Aug. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Friday, Aug. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Honeydew – Friday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
     Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Saturday, Aug. 28, from noon to 5 p.m.
     Humboldt County Fair – main parking lot (1250 Fifth St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Redway – Sunday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     Redwoods Rural Health Center (101 W. Coast Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full approval this week from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for individuals age 16 and older. Pfizer is available to children 12 to 15 years old under the FDA’s emergency use authorization. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Full protection from vaccination is achieved two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. 

View the 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.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.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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Aug. 24

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

Cases

New Cases

114

Seven-Day Average

56
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

677

% Positive

16.8%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

6,643

Hospitalizations

310
Testing

Total Tests

113,658

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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