Daily COVID Report / Nov. 17, 2021

COVID REPORT: One Person in Their 30s Hospitalized, 24 New Cases Recorded; Boosters, Boosters, Boosters!


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 9,769 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One hospitalization of a resident in their 30s was also reported.

To strengthen immunity against COVID-19 heading into the winter months and holidays, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging all eligible Californians — from young children to grandparents — to get vaccinated or get boosters.

CDPH is working to update its vaccination appointment portal My Turn to broaden booster availability at vaccination clinics for all adults in the state. The changes to My Turn are expected to be completed this week.

The move follows the recently updated state guidance that recommends boosters for all adults aged 18 and older — as long as it’s been at least six months since their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months since their Johnson & Johnson shot.

As of Tuesday, Public Health and other local vaccinators have administered a total of 161,109 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report, 1,203 vaccine doses have been administered, and 520 additional residents have completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 80,761 residents, or approximately 68% of the county’s population aged 12 and older, are fully vaccinated. About 7,800 residents, or 6% of the population aged 12 and older, are partially vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Public Health officials continue to stress that vaccination is one of the best tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic and completion of the vaccine series offers the highest protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death.

Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, a sharp increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made on the state’s MyTurn.ca.gov vaccination portal.

Vaccines, including boosters, are widely available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

See the schedule below for specific vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Arcata – Thursday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Arcata Transit Center (925 E St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Trinidad — Thursday, Nov. 18, 4 to 7 p.m.
     Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Petrolia — Friday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Mattole Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Honeydew Family Clinic — Friday, Nov. 19, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
     Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
     Ages 5-18 and family members
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Arcata Family Clinic – Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Arcata High School (1720 M St.)
     Ages 5-18 and family members
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Redway – Sunday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon
     Redwoods Rural Health Center (101 W Coast Rd.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Miranda Family Clinic – Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.
     South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
     Ages 5-18 and family members
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

Eureka — Monday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Appointment required. No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
      Appointments required

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 to 11. Pfizer only.
     Appointment required. No testing available.

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time.

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 1-707-441-5000.

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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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
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Nov. 17, 2021

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

Cases

New Cases

24

Seven-Day Average

23
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

133

% Positive

18.0%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

9,769

Hospitalizations

441
Testing

Total Tests

135,554

Demographics
As of Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Age

Average Age

35
Sex

Men

48%

Women

51%
Region

Northern Humboldt

1822

Humboldt Bay Area

6521

Southern Humboldt

835
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
The O3 95503 1,668
Eureka 95501 1,616
Fortuna 95540 1,218
Arcata 95521 1,207
McKinleyville 95519 965
Hoopa 95546 475
Rio Dell 95562 321
Ferndale 95536 136
Redway 95560 132
Loleta 95551 125
Willow Creek 95573 118
Bayside 95524 104
Garberville 95542 101
Hydesville 95547 95
Trinidad 95570 88
Blue Lake 95525 84
Scotia 95565 82
Carlotta 95528 65
Samoa 95564 44
Kneeland 95549 41
Orleans 95556 38
Whitethorn 95589 37
Miranda 95553 31
Myers Flat 95554 28
Fields Landing 95537 24
Orick 95555 17
Alderpoint 95511 17
Bridgeville 95526 15
Redcrest 95569 12
Weott 95571 11
Honeydew 95545 7
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 12.61%
Scotia 95565 10.62%
Samoa 95564 10.19%
Myers Flat 95554 9.76%
Hydesville 95547 9.71%
Rio Dell 95562 9.38%
Loleta 95551 9.1%
Redway 95560 9.0%
Fortuna 95540 8.51%
Willow Creek 95573 7.59%
Fields Landing 95537 7.38%
Bridgeville 95526 7.14%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Eureka 95501 6.89%
The O3 95503 6.54%
Orleans 95556 6.06%
Bayside 95524 6.03%
Blue Lake 95525 5.86%
Alderpoint 95511 5.86%
Arcata 95521 5.62%
McKinleyville 95519 5.05%
Orick 95555 5.04%
Garberville 95542 4.87%
Ferndale 95536 4.69%
Carlotta 95528 4.35%
Redcrest 95569 4.07%
Weott 95571 4.06%
Kneeland 95549 3.9%
Trinidad 95570 3.87%
Whitethorn 95589 3.77%
Miranda 95553 3.4%

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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