Daily COVID Report / May 4

COVID REPORT: Another Elderly Person Dies, Joint Information Center Says; Eleven New Cases Confirmed

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A Humboldt County resident has died with COVID-19. Eleven new cases of the virus were reported today, and one previously reported case was determined to be from another county and removed. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 3,895.  

The individual who died was in their 80s. Humboldt County Public Health and emergency response staff extend their condolences to the community member’s family, friends and care providers. 

In today’s weekly update of the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported that Humboldt County remains in the “Orange” or Moderate tier with a positivity rate of 6.4% and adjusted case rate of 13.1 per 100,000 residents, the second highest rate of California’s 58 counties. This means the county has accumulated one week of “Red” tier metrics. 

CDPH requires two weeks of worsening data to move to a more restrictive tier, but, according to the state’s website, if CDPH “determines there are objective signs of stability or improvement the county may remain in the tier.” CDPH has indicated that signs of stability relate to both containment of current outbreaks as well as the local hospital system’s ability to meet anticipated demand. 

Local Public Health officials emphasized that community residents can support efforts to lower case rates by continuing to wear a mask in accordance with state guidance, avoiding large gatherings — especially indoors — and getting vaccinated as soon as possible. 

A Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department (50 Center St.). Walk-ins will be accommodated as long as doses are available. To sign up in advance, go to MyTurn.ca.gov, or call 833-422-4255. 

Many local pharmacies are also offering COVID-19 vaccination. To check availability and times, go to VaccineFinder.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its face coverings guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. CDPH followed that announcement by issuing guidance that closely mirrors CDC’s with a few notable exceptions. 

While CDC’s guidance states that unvaccinated people can forego masking outdoors except in large crowds, CDPH still requires masking anytime 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. Both agencies state that everyone should continue to wear face masks in indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. 

To read CDPH’s guidance in full, go to cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.

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. 

Some local pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. See if there are appointments available at one of these locations by clicking on the links below.

Safeway: mhealthappointments.com/covidappt
CVS Pharmacy: cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine
Rite Aid: riteaid.com/covid-19
Walgreen’s: walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
Walmart: walmart.com/cp/1228302
Costco: costco.com/covid-vaccine.html

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Vaccine Finder: VaccineFinder.org
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19
Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  



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By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 788
Arcata 95521 646
The O3 95503 643
Fortuna 95540 449
McKinleyville 95519 408
Hoopa 95546 265
Rio Dell 95562 110
Redway 95560 65
Ferndale 95536 50
Loleta 95551 47
Bayside 95524 45
Garberville 95542 45
Blue Lake 95525 39
Trinidad 95570 38
Hydesville 95547 35
Willow Creek 95573 30
Scotia 95565 28
Kneeland 95549 20
Miranda 95553 17
Carlotta 95528 15
Samoa 95564 12
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 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 3.63%
Hydesville 95547 3.58%
Loleta 95551 3.42%
Eureka 95501 3.36%
Rio Dell 95562 3.21%
Fortuna 95540 3.14%
Arcata 95521 3.01%
Samoa 95564 2.78%
Blue Lake 95525 2.72%
Bayside 95524 2.61%
Weott 95571 2.58%
The O3 95503 2.52%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Garberville 95542 2.17%
Fields Landing 95537 2.15%
McKinleyville 95519 2.14%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Willow Creek 95573 1.93%
Kneeland 95549 1.9%
Miranda 95553 1.86%
Orleans 95556 1.75%
Ferndale 95536 1.73%
Trinidad 95570 1.67%
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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