Daily COVID Report / March 1

COVID REPORT: Thirty New Cases Confirmed Since Friday; New Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shipments Should Be Arriving Soon


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Thirty additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County since Friday. A total of 3,210 residents have tested positive for the virus.  

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a third COVID-19 vaccine, this one manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, with shipments from the federal government anticipated to begin this week. Public Health is developing plans for the local rollout of this new vaccine and will provide more information in the coming days. Read more about the Johnson & Johnson EUA at fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/janssen-covid-19-vaccine

Humboldt County Public Health reached out to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) when Youth and Recreational Adult Sports guidance was first issued to clarify the state’s limitations on observers at practices and competitions for youth sports as well as the state’s restrictions on spectators at adult sporting events. That information will be shared as soon as CDPH clarifies the guidance. 

The daily, weekly and monthly datasets have been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard. Some highlights include:

  • The 20-29 age group remains the highest percentage of local cases at 23.2%, but the 10-19 and 40-49 age groups saw the highest weekly increase in cases with 19 and 18 respectively. 
  • The case-doubling time has improved to 101.75 days, up from 81.75 days last Monday. This refers to the amount of time it would take for the current case count to double. 
  • Cough, headache and diarrhea/abdominal pain/vomiting are the three most commonly reported symptoms in local cases. 

Public Health officials encourage anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 but has not been exposed to someone known to have the virus to seek one of the many no-cost testing options available throughout the county. For a full list of testing options, go to humboldtgov.org/COVIDTestRegistration. Those who have been exposed to a positive case should quarantine and seek medical care if symptoms worsen. 

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
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard
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March 1

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

Cases

New Cases

30

Active Cases

134

Currently Hospitalized

7

Currently in ICU

0
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

650

% Positive

4.6%

Health Lab Supply

9,000

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,210

Hospitalizations

134
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

1,919

Community Spread

698

Travel

317

Unknown Acquisition

213

Under Investigation

49
Testing

Total Tests

74,211

Demographics
As of Monday, March 1

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

48%

Women

51%
Region

Northern Humboldt

638

Humboldt Bay Area

2281

Southern Humboldt

277
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 641
Arcata 95521 558
The O3 95503 526
Fortuna 95540 372
McKinleyville 95519 337
Hoopa 95546 204
Rio Dell 95562 79
Redway 95560 59
Ferndale 95536 46
Loleta 95551 43
Garberville 95542 40
Bayside 95524 38
Trinidad 95570 35
Blue Lake 95525 30
Hydesville 95547 24
Willow Creek 95573 24
Scotia 95565 23
Kneeland 95549 18
Miranda 95553 14
Carlotta 95528 14
Myers Flat 95554 11
Samoa 95564 8
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Orleans 95556 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Hoopa 95546 5.41%
Redway 95560 4.02%
Myers Flat 95554 3.83%
Loleta 95551 3.13%
Scotia 95565 2.98%
Eureka 95501 2.73%
Fortuna 95540 2.6%
Arcata 95521 2.6%
Weott 95571 2.58%
Hydesville 95547 2.45%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Rio Dell 95562 2.31%
Bayside 95524 2.2%
Blue Lake 95525 2.09%
The O3 95503 2.06%
Garberville 95542 1.93%
Samoa 95564 1.85%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
McKinleyville 95519 1.76%
Kneeland 95549 1.71%
Ferndale 95536 1.59%
Trinidad 95570 1.54%
Willow Creek 95573 1.54%
Miranda 95553 1.53%
Orleans 95556 1.12%
Carlotta 95528 0.94%
Whitethorn 95589 0.71%

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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