Daily COVID Report / Jan. 6

COVID REPORT: Thirty New Cases Confirmed Today, Says Joint Information Centered Today, Says


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Thirty additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today. A case reported last week was determined to be from out of the county, so the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 1,957. 

Late yesterday, the state issued a Health Order to limit the impact of a surge in COVID-19 patients in regions where intensive care unit capacity is at 0%. Hospitals in counties that fall under the Order are required to cancel non-emergency surgeries. Those hospitals also have the ability to transfer patients into and out of other regions, including the Northern California region, where ICU capacity sits at 24.4%. 

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said the intent of the order is to make ICU and other hospital beds available close to where patients live. “Canceling elective surgeries in areas with surging hospitalizations will free up beds almost immediately,” he said, adding that elective surgeries in Humboldt County are not affected at this time as the county does not meet the criteria. “Our community has done pretty well at protecting our health care system and preserving our hospital capacity. We all need to continue that commitment to each other and follow all COVID safety measures.” 

To read more about local impacts of the Order, go to humboldtgov.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3593

Read the Order at cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Hospital-Surge_1-5-2021.aspx

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 the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000. 


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Jan. 6

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

Cases

New Cases

29

Seven-Day Average

32

Currently Hospitalized

7

Currently in ICU

2
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

442

% Positive

6.6%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

1,957

Hospitalizations

69
Testing

Total Tests

58,580

Demographics
As of Monday, Jan. 4

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 390
The O3 95503 351
Eureka 95501 330
McKinleyville 95519 201
Fortuna 95540 183
Hoopa 95546 123
Redway 95560 48
Rio Dell 95562 39
Ferndale 95536 36
Loleta 95551 25
Bayside 95524 22
Garberville 95542 19
Hydesville 95547 18
Kneeland 95549 17
Trinidad 95570 16
Blue Lake 95525 12
Willow Creek 95573 12
Carlotta 95528 10
Scotia 95565 9
Miranda 95553 8
Myers Flat 95554 7
Samoa 95564 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Redway 95560 3.27%
Hoopa 95546 3.26%
Myers Flat 95554 2.44%
Hydesville 95547 1.84%
Loleta 95551 1.82%
Arcata 95521 1.82%
Kneeland 95549 1.62%
Eureka 95501 1.41%
Samoa 95564 1.39%
The O3 95503 1.38%
Bayside 95524 1.28%
Fortuna 95540 1.28%
Ferndale 95536 1.24%
Scotia 95565 1.17%
Rio Dell 95562 1.14%
McKinleyville 95519 1.05%
Garberville 95542 0.92%
Miranda 95553 0.88%
Blue Lake 95525 0.84%
Willow Creek 95573 0.77%
Trinidad 95570 0.7%
Carlotta 95528 0.67%

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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