Daily COVID Report / Aug. 25

COVID REPORT: Three Dead, Including a Vaccinated Person and a Person in Their 20s; 98 New Cases; Three New Hospitalizations


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Three Humboldt County residents have died with COVID-19, including one person in their 20s, the youngest resident to have died with the virus. One of the individuals who died was in their 60s and the third in their 70s, bringing the number of residents who have died with the virus to 65.

One of the individuals whose death was reported today was fully vaccinated, the  first COVID-related death of a fully vaccinated individual reported in the county.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said the fully vaccinated individual who died was in their 70s. “As with any vaccine, breakthrough cases do occur. Most are mild,” he said. “More severe cases are generally related to the age and condition of the individual.”

The staff of the Department Operations Center offer their condolences to the families, friends and caregivers of those who died and to all those who have lost someone to the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that out of more than 168 million people in the U.S. who are fully vaccinated 1,829 have died with the virus. 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. 

Ninety-eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the county today. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 6,741. Three new hospitalizations were also reported, including one person in their 70s and two over the age of 80.

Dr. Hoffman stressed the importance of an additional dose of mRNA vaccine for immunocompromised individuals, saying that it triggers their bodies to produce enough antibodies to protect against the more contagious Delta variant.

“We strongly urge those who are immunocompromised and previously received two doses of an mRNA vaccine to get an additional dose of the same vaccine now,” he said. People with compromised immune systems may be more likely to become infected even if fully vaccinated with two doses. CDC provides more information at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

Vaccines are available at Public Health clinics and many local pharmacies. To check availability of a particular vaccine at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby. Most local pharmacies allow walk-ins. Walk-ins are also welcome at Public Health clinics, or appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below: 

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 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 

Pfizer is authorized for those 12 and older, and 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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Aug. 25

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

Cases

New Cases

98

Seven-Day Average

65
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

446

% Positive

22.0%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

6,741

Hospitalizations

313
Testing

Total Tests

114,104

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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