Daily COVID Report / Dec. 6, 2021

COVID REPORT: One Hospitalization, 80 Infections, 346 Public Health Vaccinations Since Friday


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 80 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing to 10,259 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One new hospitalization of a resident in their 70s was also reported.

Over the weekend, 346 individuals were vaccinated at Public Health clinics held in Eureka and Fortuna that included pediatric, first and second doses, as well as additional doses and boosters.

Omicron has been detected in about a third of U.S. states, including in the Northeast, South, Great Plains and on the West Coast. Wisconsin and Missouri are among the latest to confirm cases. But Delta remains the dominant variant, making up more than 99% of cases and driving a surge in hospitalizations.

The consensus among researchers so far is that vaccines will likely continue to protect against severe COVID-19, but the Omicron variant may prove to spread faster than Delta, even among people who are fully vaccinated or have been previously infected.

There are currently no known cases of the Omicron variant in Humboldt County, but health officials are continuing to request that doctors ask patients about their travel history so that those who may have been exposed can be identified and tested.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) stricter COVID-19 testing requirements for all travelers entering the United States took effect today. The new rule requires each traveler flying into the U.S. from another country, regardless of vaccination status, to test negative one day before their departure. This changes rules that had allowed inbound travelers to test up to three days before entering the country.

Additionally, the CDC recommends that all international travelers get a COVID-19 test three to five days after travel regardless of vaccination status. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 after travel should test immediately.

Residents who travelled internationally in the past two weeks and test positive on at-home tests are asked to call the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000 to report their results to Public Health. Those who have not travelled outside the U.S. and test positive with an at-home test for COVID-19 should notify their primary care provider, or Public Health if there is no provider, and isolate to limit the spread of disease.

All eligible adults aged 18 and older are encouraged to get a booster. Health officials also stress that those who are partially vaccinated should complete their vaccination series. Someone who is fully vaccinated is half as likely to pass on the infection as someone who is unvaccinated. According to data from the CDC, an unvaccinated person is nearly six times more likely to get COVID-19 and 14 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than a vaccinated person.

Public Health is offering family vaccination clinics throughout December to give priority to children aged 5 to 11 and provide family members a convenient way to get their vaccines.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, a sharp increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available.
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Redway — Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     DHHS Office (3156 Redwood Drive)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose.
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Trinidad Family Clinic— Thursday, Dec. 9, 4 to 7 p.m.
     Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Ages 5-18 and family members.
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka— Friday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – FULL
     College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.

Hoopa Family Clinic — Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Hoopa High (101 Loop Road, Hoopa)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.

Eureka — Sunday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Ag Building (5630 South Broadway, Eureka)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time.

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 1-707-441-5000.

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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Dec. 6, 2021

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

Cases

New Cases

80

Seven-Day Average

26
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

458

% Positive

17.5%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

10,259

Hospitalizations

453
Testing

Total Tests

138,978

Demographics
As of Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Age

Average Age

35
Sex

Men

48%

Women

51%
Region

Northern Humboldt

1837

Humboldt Bay Area

6638

Southern Humboldt

863
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
The O3 95503 1,690
Eureka 95501 1,636
Arcata 95521 1,249
Fortuna 95540 1,231
McKinleyville 95519 974
Hoopa 95546 479
Rio Dell 95562 325
Ferndale 95536 141
Redway 95560 137
Loleta 95551 128
Willow Creek 95573 119
Garberville 95542 111
Bayside 95524 108
Trinidad 95570 89
Blue Lake 95525 84
Scotia 95565 83
Carlotta 95528 65
Samoa 95564 47
Orleans 95556 38
Whitethorn 95589 37
Miranda 95553 31
Myers Flat 95554 29
Fields Landing 95537 24
Alderpoint 95511 18
Orick 95555 17
Bridgeville 95526 16
Weott 95571 13
Redcrest 95569 13
Honeydew 95545 7
Phillipsville 95559 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 12.71%
Samoa 95564 10.88%
Scotia 95565 10.75%
Myers Flat 95554 10.1%
Rio Dell 95562 9.5%
Redway 95560 9.35%
Loleta 95551 9.32%
Fortuna 95540 8.61%
Phillipsville 95559 8.33%
Willow Creek 95573 7.66%
Bridgeville 95526 7.62%
Fields Landing 95537 7.38%
Eureka 95501 6.97%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
The O3 95503 6.63%
Bayside 95524 6.26%
Alderpoint 95511 6.21%
Orleans 95556 6.06%
Blue Lake 95525 5.86%
Arcata 95521 5.82%
Garberville 95542 5.36%
McKinleyville 95519 5.1%
Orick 95555 5.04%
Ferndale 95536 4.87%
Weott 95571 4.8%
Redcrest 95569 4.41%
Carlotta 95528 4.35%
Trinidad 95570 3.91%
Whitethorn 95589 3.77%
Miranda 95553 3.4%

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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