Daily COVID Report / Sept. 15

COVID REPORT: Four New Hospitalizations, 90 New Cases Confirmed Today


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Following a data transmission failure yesterday between two State of California computer systems, local Public Health officials have confirmed today 90 new positive cases for the two-day period. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 7,984. 

Four new hospitalizations have been reported, including one person in their 30s, two in their 50s, and one over the age of 80.

Public health officials continue to urge residents to get tested, particularly unvaccinated individuals, those experiencing symptoms, and those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

Testing has declined slightly over the past few weeks, and wait times for walk-in vaccines are minimal. The turnaround time for PCR results is currently 48 to 72 hours. Click humboldtgov.org/2787/Test-Registration for more information and a list of local test sites.

As of Tuesday, 74,761 Humboldt County residents have been fully vaccinated, or 55 percent of the county’s total population. Slightly more than 70 percent of the vaccine-eligible population age 12 and older has received at least one dose.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available every day this week at Public Health clinics located throughout the county. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English and Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below:
Eureka – Thursday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     HCAR Parking Lot (1707 E St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Petrolia – Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (203 Old Coast Wagon Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Honeydew – Friday, Sept. 17, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
     Honeydew School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Miranda – Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

McKinleyville – Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
     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. County residents age 16 and 17 can receive a vaccination at Public Health clinics without a parent or guardian physically present as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under 16 still must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

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

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.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, Public Health will no longer call every resident who tests positive for COVID-19. Instead, those who test positive will receive a text message or email from CalCONNECT, the state’s virtual contact tracing system. The message will include a link to a contact tracing survey along with instructions for isolation.

Anyone who is identified as a close contact of someone known to have COVID-19 should follow quarantine guidance. Read more about isolation and quarantine and access resources for home care at humboldtgov.org/blanketorders.

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. 15

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

Cases

New Cases

90

Seven-Day Average

58
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

368

% Positive

24.5%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

7,984

Hospitalizations

362
Testing

Total Tests

121,048

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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