Daily COVID Report / Jan. 15

COVID REPORT: Forty-Three Cases Confirmed Today; New Corps of Volunteer Vaccinators Sworn In


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A total of 2,263 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 43 new cases were reported today. 

In vaccine news, Public Health continues to prioritize vaccinations of residents in Phase 1A and those 75 and older due to the limited number of vaccines available. Vaccinations are currently provided by medical providers and by invitation to Public Health clinics. Public Health currently has the capacity to administer just over 200 vaccines a day, with 200 administered Wednesday, 210 Thursday and 204 today. This is in addition to the doses administered by medical providers.

While Public Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman acknowledges the rate of vaccination must increase, much of this depends on the number of vaccines sent to the county and number of vaccinators available to put shots in arms.  

“The state announced it would provide additional doses to expand our ability to reach more people in the various phases,” Dr. Hoffman said. “While we’re waiting for those additional doses to arrive, we are expanding our infrastructure to ramp up operations.” 

On Thursday afternoon, 21 medical professionals were sworn into the county as disaster health care volunteers to assist with vaccination efforts. Dr. Hoffman said this community-wide effort will greatly help in the work that lies ahead.  

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. 

Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo
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Jan. 15

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

Cases

New Cases

43

Active Cases

565

Currently Hospitalized

11

Currently in ICU

3
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

505

% Positive

8.5%

Health Lab Supply

10,000

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

2,263

Hospitalizations

78
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

1,068

Community Spread

344

Travel

249

Unknown Acquisition

30

Under Investigation

572
Testing

Total Tests

62,113

Demographics
As of Monday, Jan. 11

Age

Average Age

38
Sex

Men

46%

Women

53%
Region

Northern Humboldt

367

Humboldt Bay Area

1383

Southern Humboldt

160
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 422
The O3 95503 396
Eureka 95501 372
McKinleyville 95519 218
Fortuna 95540 209
Hoopa 95546 131
Redway 95560 50
Rio Dell 95562 44
Ferndale 95536 38
Loleta 95551 35
Garberville 95542 29
Bayside 95524 23
Hydesville 95547 19
Trinidad 95570 18
Kneeland 95549 17
Willow Creek 95573 14
Blue Lake 95525 12
Scotia 95565 12
Carlotta 95528 10
Miranda 95553 9
Myers Flat 95554 8
Whitethorn 95589 6
Samoa 95564 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 3.48%
Redway 95560 3.41%
Myers Flat 95554 2.79%
Loleta 95551 2.55%
Arcata 95521 1.97%
Hydesville 95547 1.94%
Kneeland 95549 1.62%
Eureka 95501 1.59%
Scotia 95565 1.55%
The O3 95503 1.55%
Fortuna 95540 1.46%
Garberville 95542 1.4%
Samoa 95564 1.39%
Bayside 95524 1.33%
Ferndale 95536 1.31%
Rio Dell 95562 1.29%
McKinleyville 95519 1.14%
Miranda 95553 0.99%
Willow Creek 95573 0.9%
Blue Lake 95525 0.84%
Trinidad 95570 0.79%
Carlotta 95528 0.67%
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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