Daily COVID Report / Feb. 19

COVID REPORT: Fifteen New Cases Confirmed Today; County Expects to Release Youth Sport Information Soon


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. One previously reported case was found to be from another county, so a total of 3,067 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for the virus. 

State Updates Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Guidance

The California Department of Public Health today released updated guidelines on youth and adult recreational sports, which would allow community and school-based sports to resume with COVID-19 safety measures and testing protocols in place and if a county’s case rate is below 14 per 100,000 residents. 

The state guidance outlines general requirements for all sports and further classifies individual sports based on their risk of COVID-19 transmission and level of contact. That classification determines which additional measures, such as frequency of testing, will be required. 

Changes to the youth and adult sports guidance will take effect next Friday, Feb. 26. The Humboldt County Joint Information Center will release additional information early next week. 

JIC Responds to More than 30,000 Inquiries

Since the first local case of COVID-19 was reported nearly one year ago, the Humboldt County Joint Information Center (JIC) has responded to more than 30,200 calls and emails. Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services Director Ryan Derby said diverting non-emergency calls from 911 and other dispatch systems helps preserve those systems for life-threatening emergencies.  

“Responding to live calls and providing incident-related information has enabled our public safety agencies to focus on immediate life-safety concerns, calls for service and public safety coordination throughout the pandemic,” Derby said. “I’m extremely thankful to both our residents and our JIC staff for utilizing and providing this service to keep our dispatch lines clear for their intended purpose.” 

JIC staff are available at 707-441-5000 to answer COVID-related questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000. 


Feb. 19

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

Cases

New Cases

14

Active Cases

128

Currently Hospitalized

10

Currently in ICU

1
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

182

% Positive

7.7%

Health Lab Supply

8,900

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,067

Hospitalizations

130
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

1,827

Community Spread

668

Travel

313

Unknown Acquisition

197

Under Investigation

49
Testing

Total Tests

71,376

Demographics
As of Monday, Feb. 8

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

47%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

553

Humboldt Bay Area

2136

Southern Humboldt

252
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 595
Arcata 95521 533
The O3 95503 485
Fortuna 95540 347
McKinleyville 95519 317
Hoopa 95546 150
Rio Dell 95562 69
Redway 95560 59
Ferndale 95536 45
Loleta 95551 42
Garberville 95542 39
Bayside 95524 36
Trinidad 95570 32
Blue Lake 95525 26
Hydesville 95547 21
Willow Creek 95573 20
Scotia 95565 16
Miranda 95553 14
Carlotta 95528 11
Myers Flat 95554 10
Samoa 95564 7
Orleans 95556 7
Whitethorn 95589 6
Weott 95571 6
Redcrest 95569 6
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.02%
Hoopa 95546 3.98%
Myers Flat 95554 3.48%
Loleta 95551 3.06%
Eureka 95501 2.54%
Arcata 95521 2.48%
Fortuna 95540 2.43%
Weott 95571 2.21%
Hydesville 95547 2.15%
Bayside 95524 2.09%
Scotia 95565 2.07%
Redcrest 95569 2.03%
Rio Dell 95562 2.02%
The O3 95503 1.9%
Garberville 95542 1.88%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
Blue Lake 95525 1.81%
McKinleyville 95519 1.66%
Samoa 95564 1.62%
Ferndale 95536 1.55%
Miranda 95553 1.53%
Trinidad 95570 1.41%
Willow Creek 95573 1.29%
Orleans 95556 1.12%
Carlotta 95528 0.74%
Whitethorn 95589 0.61%

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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