Daily COVID Report / Sept. 10

COVID REPORT: Another Death, Two Hospitalizations, 30 More Cases


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

A Humboldt County resident in their 60s has died from COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to the friends, loved ones and caregivers of the person who died.

Two new hospitalizations have also been reported, including one resident in their 60s and one over the age of 80.

A total of 7,723 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after 30 additional cases were reported today. The seven-day average case rate is 36.2, meaning that for every 100,000 county residents, about 36 people have tested positive over the last seven days.

The county has recorded 386 new positive cases since the last weekly data update on Sept. 3. Six residents have died from the virus during that same period. Twelve county residents have been hospitalized over the last week. Their age ranges are as follows:

  • 4 people in their 50s
  • 4 people in their 60s
  • 2 people in their 70s
  • 2 people over the age of 80.

While some fully vaccinated individuals do become infected with COVID-19, health officials widely agree that vaccination is the most effective way to prevent severe outcomes.

Local data continues to show that unvaccinated residents are much more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated. 

The local case rate for unvaccinated people declined from a peak of 82 cases per 100,000 residents last week to 67 residents per 100,000, while the case rate for fully vaccinated individuals has declined for a fourth consecutive week to 11 per 100,000 residents. View a more detailed depiction of the case rate graph.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at multiple Public Health clinics and appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English or Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below:

Eureka – Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Cruz’n Eureka (E St. between First and Second streets)
     Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Sunday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Zoe Barnum School (216 W. Harris St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Monday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

To check availability of a particular vaccine 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 OptumServe testing site located in McKinleyville on Mondays will move to a temporary location at the McKinleyville Activity Center (1705 Gwin Road) on Sept. 13, due to the election. For information or to schedule an appointment, go to lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

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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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
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Sept. 10

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

Cases

New Cases

30

Seven-Day Average

55
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

427

% Positive

7.0%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

7,723

Hospitalizations

356
Testing

Total Tests

119,287

Demographics
As of Wednesday, Sept. 8

Age

Average Age

35
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

1510

Humboldt Bay Area

5011

Southern Humboldt

650
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 1,278
The O3 95503 1,239
Arcata 95521 1,005
Fortuna 95540 914
McKinleyville 95519 785
Hoopa 95546 427
Rio Dell 95562 232
Redway 95560 112
Willow Creek 95573 97
Garberville 95542 93
Loleta 95551 92
Ferndale 95536 78
Trinidad 95570 75
Bayside 95524 73
Blue Lake 95525 70
Hydesville 95547 64
Scotia 95565 56
Carlotta 95528 47
Samoa 95564 31
Miranda 95553 30
Kneeland 95549 30
Whitethorn 95589 27
Orleans 95556 23
Myers Flat 95554 21
Fields Landing 95537 19
Alderpoint 95511 15
Redcrest 95569 11
Weott 95571 8
Orick 95555 8
Bridgeville 95526 8
Honeydew 95545 7
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 11.33%
Redway 95560 7.64%
Myers Flat 95554 7.32%
Scotia 95565 7.25%
Samoa 95564 7.18%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Rio Dell 95562 6.78%
Loleta 95551 6.7%
Hydesville 95547 6.54%
Fortuna 95540 6.39%
Willow Creek 95573 6.24%
Fields Landing 95537 5.85%
Eureka 95501 5.45%
Alderpoint 95511 5.17%
Blue Lake 95525 4.88%
The O3 95503 4.86%
Arcata 95521 4.68%
Garberville 95542 4.49%
Bayside 95524 4.23%
McKinleyville 95519 4.11%
Bridgeville 95526 3.81%
Redcrest 95569 3.73%
Orleans 95556 3.67%
Trinidad 95570 3.3%
Miranda 95553 3.29%
Carlotta 95528 3.15%
Weott 95571 2.95%
Kneeland 95549 2.86%
Whitethorn 95589 2.75%
Ferndale 95536 2.69%
Orick 95555 2.37%

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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