Daily COVID Report / May 7

COVID REPORT: Twenty New Cases Confirmed Today; 40 Cases of Concerning Variant Identified in Humboldt So Far


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A total of 3,935 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after 20 news cases were reported today. 

Two previously reported hospitalizations have been removed from the county’s count. While both were positive for COVID-19, the reason they were admitted to the hospital was unrelated to the virus. 

Genomic sequencing of local COVID-19-positive samples has identified more than 40 total cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, now the most dominant strain of the virus in the state and nation. This variant is associated with a 50% increase in transmission and can lead to more severe illness as well as hospitalizations and deaths in unvaccinated individuals. 

Public Health officials say the B.1.1.7 variant was present in a majority of sequenced samples, indicating that it is widespread locally. The community will be notified if additional variants of concern are detected in the county. Health officials pointed out that all approved vaccines are highly effective against COVID-19 variants and encouraged county residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

More than 2,600 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be administered at Public Health’s mass-vaccination clinics scheduled today through Sunday. County residents in need of a first- or second-dose of vaccine who aren’t already scheduled for an appointment can sign up through a local pharmacy. Go to vaccines.gov to check availability at all participating local pharmacies.  

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.
 

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Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

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May 7

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

Cases

New Cases

20

Seven-Day Average

12
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

352

% Positive

5.7%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,935

Hospitalizations

165
Testing

Total Tests

88,945

Demographics
As of Monday, May 3

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

794

Humboldt Bay Area

2735

Southern Humboldt

335
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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