Daily COVID Report / May 17

COVID REPORT: Sixty-Three (63) New Cases Confirmed Since Friday; Several Public Pfizer Clinics Scheduled


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Sixty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County since Friday, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 4,135.  

Public health officials continue to encourage residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, to wear a face covering and avoid large gatherings, adding that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect oneself and the community from the virus. 

California will keep its current indoor masking guidance without change until June 15, the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) agency announced today.  

CHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the continuation of the existing guidance in a virtual news conference Monday morning. Dr. Ghaly said California reviewed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance and decided to stay with June 15 as the date those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask.  

Three Pfizer first-dose vaccination clinics are scheduled over the next three weeks. All county residents age 12 and older can sign up to receive this vaccine at MyTurn.ca.gov. Appointments are encouraged but not required. 

These Pfizer clinics will be held at College of the Redwoods, located at 7351 Tompkins Hill Road in Eureka. See the schedule of first-dose clinics below.

  • Thursday, May 20 – 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27 – 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 2 – 2 to 6 p.m. 

In addition to stating a child’s age when signing up on My Turn, parents or guardians of minors must provide written consent in person at the vaccination clinic. A consent form will be provided.  

Humboldt County Public Health encourages parents to talk to their kids about the COVID-19 vaccine before arriving for the appointment. CDC-recommended advice includes: 

  • Be honest with your child. Explain that shots can pinch or sting, but that it won’t hurt for long.
  • Engage other family members, especially older siblings, to support your child.
  • Avoid telling scary stories or making threats about shots.
  • Remind your child that vaccines can keep him or her healthy.

Read more here: cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/before-during-after-shots.html 

Anyone with questions about signing up through My Turn can call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-422-4255. 

Residents are still encouraged to contact their primary care provider to discuss vaccine-related health care. Another resource includes vaccines.gov, which locates nearby pharmacies with vaccine availability.

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
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

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So Far

Cases

Total Cases

4,135

Hospitalizations

175
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,467

Community Spread

996

Travel

348

Under Investigation

86
Testing

Total Tests

90,971

Demographics
As of Monday, May 17

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

828

Humboldt Bay Area

2932

Southern Humboldt

351
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 841
The O3 95503 712
Fortuna 95540 474
McKinleyville 95519 433
Hoopa 95546 265
Rio Dell 95562 118
Redway 95560 66
Loleta 95551 53
Ferndale 95536 50
Bayside 95524 46
Trinidad 95570 46
Garberville 95542 46
Blue Lake 95525 39
Hydesville 95547 36
Scotia 95565 31
Willow Creek 95573 30
Kneeland 95549 21
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 16
Samoa 95564 12
Orleans 95556 12
Myers Flat 95554 12
Weott 95571 9
Fields Landing 95537 8
Whitethorn 95589 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 7.03%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.5%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 4.02%
Loleta 95551 3.86%
Hydesville 95547 3.68%
Eureka 95501 3.58%
Rio Dell 95562 3.45%
Weott 95571 3.32%
Fortuna 95540 3.31%
The O3 95503 2.79%
Samoa 95564 2.78%
Blue Lake 95525 2.72%
Bayside 95524 2.67%
Fields Landing 95537 2.46%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
McKinleyville 95519 2.27%
Garberville 95542 2.22%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Trinidad 95570 2.02%
Kneeland 95549 2.0%
Willow Creek 95573 1.93%
Orleans 95556 1.91%
Miranda 95553 1.86%
Ferndale 95536 1.73%
Carlotta 95528 1.07%
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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