Daily COVID Report / May 5

COVID REPORT: Nine New Cases Confirmed Today; More Than Half of Local Adults at Least Partly Vaccinated; Redwood Acres Alternative Care Cite to be Dismantled

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, and one previously reported case has been determined through a confirmatory PCR test to be negative and has been removed from the count. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 3,903.  

Humboldt County Public Health and other approved local vaccinators have administered 98,226 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine data on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard has been updated. Some highlights include:

  • 60,462 Humboldt County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, meaning they have some protection against the virus. That represents 45% of the total population and 54% of the county’s population age 16 and older who currently qualify for vaccination.
  • About 37% of residents 16 and over are fully vaccinated, and 31% of the county’s total population is fully vaccinated.
  • 70% of county residents age 65 and older are fully vaccinated. 
  • Nearly 1 in 5 residents in the 20 to 29 age group — which represents the largest number of local cases — is fully vaccinated.  

Public Health will hold a Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic for county residents age 18 and older at the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department (50 Center St.) tomorrow, Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Many local pharmacies are also offering vaccination. To streamline the scheduling process and eliminate the need to check multiple websites, the federal government developed a single website to check vaccine availability at all participating pharmacies. Please note that the website’s search function defaults to a 25-mile radius. To view more local options, expand the search to 50 miles when prompted to enter a ZIP code. Go to vaccines.gov to sign up.  

Beginning today, vaccines.gov will replace the list of participating pharmacies in daily news releases.  

The Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center will dismantle the Alternate Care Site (ACS) at Redwood Acres. The site was established early in the pandemic to handle a surge in hospitalizations and, if needed, could have treated up to 90 COVID-19-positive patients. 

Emergency Services Manager Ryan Derby said the ACS was created out of an abundance of caution in an effort to preserve the local health care system. “We’re grateful it was there during some of the most uncertain times of the pandemic, but we now have a better grip on hospital capacity as it relates to this virus,” Derby said. “Due to the work of local health care providers to increase internal capacity, along with advanced planning, we feel it is safe and responsible to fully demobilize the ACS.”

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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Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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May 5

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


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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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