Daily COVID Report / May 13, 2021

COVID REPORT: Forty-Five (45) New Cases Confirmed; Local Health Officials Warn of Large Amount of Virus Circulating in the Community


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Forty-five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, the highest single-day report since January 28. One previously reported antigen-positive case was confirmed through PCR testing and has been reclassified as such to avoid duplication of cases. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 4,046. 

Local health officials said that given the amount of virus circulating in the community, county residents should avoid large gatherings and get tested if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. They emphasized that getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent serious illness from the virus. 

County residents age 18 and older can receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a clinic scheduled Friday at the Samoa Women’s Club. The facility is located at 115 Rideout Ave., and clinic hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but making an appointment in advance is encouraged. Sign up at MyTurn.ca.gov

With thousands of vaccine doses on hand, Humboldt County Public Health will not request any Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week from the State of California. Public Health will ask for an additional 1,170 Pfizer doses in preparation for the expansion of vaccination to 12- to 15-year-olds. 

Both the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have authorized the Pfizer vaccine for anyone age 12 and up. The Western States Scientific Review Workgroup endorsed the move, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that “all eligible children, teens, family and household members be vaccinated as soon as possible.” 

Public Health is planning to hold three Pfizer vaccination clinics over the next three weeks. Clinic hours and location will be posted to My Turn as soon as they’re finalized. County residents age 12 and older who would like to be vaccinated sooner can go to vaccines.gov to check availability of the Pfizer vaccine at local pharmacies. 

The CDC today released “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated Individuals.” The new guidance states, in part, that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in any setting, except “where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” This exception applies to California, because, as of now, the state requires masks to be worn in crowded outdoor events and in all indoor public settings. Changes to these state requirements will be shared as they are updated. 

Read the CDC’s guidance in full at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html#anchor_1615134420389.

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data. 

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 707-441-5000.
 

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
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Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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May 13, 2021

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

Cases

New Cases

44

Seven-Day Average

19
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

288

% Positive

15.3%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

4,046

Hospitalizations

171
Testing

Total Tests

90,161

Demographics
As of Monday, May 10, 2021

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

806

Humboldt Bay Area

2806

Southern Humboldt

344
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 805
The O3 95503 659
Arcata 95521 659
Fortuna 95540 460
McKinleyville 95519 419
Hoopa 95546 265
Rio Dell 95562 114
Redway 95560 65
Ferndale 95536 50
Loleta 95551 49
Bayside 95524 46
Garberville 95542 45
Trinidad 95570 40
Blue Lake 95525 38
Hydesville 95547 36
Scotia 95565 31
Willow Creek 95573 30
Kneeland 95549 21
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 15
Samoa 95564 12
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Weott 95571 9
Whitethorn 95589 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Fields Landing 95537 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 7.03%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.43%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 4.02%
Hydesville 95547 3.68%
Loleta 95551 3.57%
Eureka 95501 3.43%
Rio Dell 95562 3.33%
Weott 95571 3.32%
Fortuna 95540 3.22%
Arcata 95521 3.07%
Samoa 95564 2.78%
Bayside 95524 2.67%
Blue Lake 95525 2.65%
The O3 95503 2.58%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
McKinleyville 95519 2.19%
Garberville 95542 2.17%
Fields Landing 95537 2.15%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Kneeland 95549 2.0%
Willow Creek 95573 1.93%
Miranda 95553 1.86%
Trinidad 95570 1.76%
Orleans 95556 1.75%
Ferndale 95536 1.73%
Carlotta 95528 1.0%
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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