Daily COVID Report / Aug. 26, 2021

COVID REPORT: One Hundred and Fourteen (114) New Cases Recorded; Three New Hospitalizations; Don’t Take Ivermectin


From the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

One hundred and fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Humboldt County today. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 6,855. Three new hospitalizations were also reported, including one person in their 40s, one in their 60s and one in their 70s.

To date, Humboldt County Public Health and other approved local vaccinators have administered a total of 144,342 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Additional vaccination data points include:

71,232 county residents are fully vaccinated. 52.4% of the county’s total population, which is estimated at 135,940, is fully vaccinated, and 59.9% of the vaccination-eligible population age 12 and older is fully vaccinated.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory warning of severe illness associated with the use of products containing ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The medication, which is intended as treatment for parasitic infections in humans and livestock, is not authorized or approved for treatment or prevention of COVID-19. Poison control centers are noting an increase in calls reporting overdoses and people experiencing adverse effects, which can include gastrointestinal symptoms, low blood pressure, dizziness, loss of balance, seizures, coma or death. Read more from the CDC at emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00449.asp.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are at greater risk of serious, prolonged illness, according to the CDC. Health officials urge these individuals to get an additional dose of mRNA vaccine to make sure they have enough protection against the virus. They should receive an additional dose of the same vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose in the series. This recommendation applies to those receiving treatment for certain cancers, transplant recipients taking immunosuppressive drugs, those on high-dose corticosteroid medication, and those with a moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency. For more information, see 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. For instructions in English or Spanish for how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/2872/Vaccine-Info.

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below:

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 vaccinationor Spanish 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.


Aug. 26, 2021

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

Cases

New Cases

114

Seven-Day Average

73
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

400

% Positive

28.5%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

6,855

Hospitalizations

316
Testing

Total Tests

114,504

Demographics
As of Monday, July 19, 2021

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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