Daily COVID Report / Sept. 1

COVID REPORT: 58 New Cases Recorded; Seven Newly Hospitalized; Public Urged to Avoid Labor Day Travel, Gatherings


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Fifty-eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 7,169.

Seven new hospitalizations were also reported today. The age ranges of those hospitalized are as follows:

  • One person in their 30s
  • One person in their 50s
  • One person in their 60s
  • Three people in their 70s
  • One person over the age of 80.

Local health and school officials urge the community to stay safe over the upcoming Labor Day weekend and to reconsider travel plans and avoid large gatherings, especially if they or their family members are unvaccinated. 

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said, “In light of record hospitalizations in our county and the urgent need to help reduce exposures to COVID-19 in our schools, we ask all who are unvaccinated, including unvaccinated children, to stay home this holiday weekend. The last thing we want to see in our community is another spike in cases like we saw following the winter holidays.”

Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk, Chief Executive for Providence in Humboldt County, appealed to the community on behalf of local hospitals. “Due to the high transmissibility of the Delta variant in our county, the safest way to enjoy the Labor Day weekend this year is for those who remain unvaccinated to avoid travel and large group settings,” she said. “Our caregivers ask you to be safe and want to remind you that vaccination is the safest way to protect against the spread of the virus.”

Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools Chris Hartley urged the community to do its part to ensure schools remain safely open. “Humboldt County schools are open and have started the school year with in-person instruction. However, we are walking a fragile line and need to do our collective best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We join Public Health in encouraging unvaccinated people to limit travel over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as this may help reduce further increase of COVID-19 cases in our county.”

While some people who are fully vaccinated do become infected with the virus, health officials widely agree getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent severe outcomes from COVID-19. Immunocompromised individuals who received mRNA vaccine Moderna or Pfizer are advised to get a third dose of the same vaccine to build a strong response to the virus.  

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Public Health vaccination clinic at College of the Redwoods. Public Health has additional clinics planned this week, and walk-ins are welcome. For those who would like to make an appointment in advance, go to MyTurn.ca.gov

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below: 

Eureka – Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     College of the Redwoods – Main Parking Lot (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
     Moderna/Pfizer

McKinleyville – Friday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Six Rivers Brewery (1300 Central Ave.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Samoa – Friday, Sept. 3, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
     Humboldt Bay Social Club (900 New Navy Base Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

To check availability of particular vaccines at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a pharmacy offering vaccines nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.

Pfizer is authorized for those 12 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Full protection from vaccination is achieved two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

The COVID-19 testing site in Hoopa will be closed tomorrow due to the Knob Fire. Testing is unaffected at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. To save time, register in advance at lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Test results are usually available two to four days later. See mobile testing schedule at humboldtgov.org/2787/Test-Registration.

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 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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Sept. 1

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

Cases

New Cases

58

Seven-Day Average

61
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

531

% Positive

10.9%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

7,169

Hospitalizations

338
Testing

Total Tests

116,317

Demographics
As of Monday, July 19

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

988

Humboldt Bay Area

3353

Southern Humboldt

394
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 935
The O3 95503 844
Arcata 95521 732
Fortuna 95540 569
McKinleyville 95519 505
Hoopa 95546 313
Rio Dell 95562 142
Redway 95560 79
Ferndale 95536 60
Loleta 95551 60
Trinidad 95570 54
Garberville 95542 49
Bayside 95524 48
Willow Creek 95573 44
Blue Lake 95525 43
Hydesville 95547 42
Scotia 95565 31
Kneeland 95549 26
Miranda 95553 24
Samoa 95564 21
Carlotta 95528 17
Fields Landing 95537 14
Orleans 95556 13
Myers Flat 95554 13
Whitethorn 95589 10
Weott 95571 9
Redcrest 95569 8
Honeydew 95545 7
Orick 95555 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 8.31%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Redway 95560 5.39%
Samoa 95564 4.86%
Myers Flat 95554 4.53%
Loleta 95551 4.37%
Fields Landing 95537 4.31%
Hydesville 95547 4.29%
Rio Dell 95562 4.15%
Scotia 95565 4.02%
Fortuna 95540 3.98%
Eureka 95501 3.98%
Arcata 95521 3.41%
Weott 95571 3.32%
The O3 95503 3.31%
Blue Lake 95525 3.0%
Willow Creek 95573 2.83%
Bayside 95524 2.78%
Redcrest 95569 2.71%
McKinleyville 95519 2.64%
Miranda 95553 2.63%
Kneeland 95549 2.48%
Trinidad 95570 2.37%
Garberville 95542 2.36%
Orleans 95556 2.07%
Ferndale 95536 2.07%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Orick 95555 1.78%
Carlotta 95528 1.14%
Whitethorn 95589 1.02%

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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