Daily COVID Report / Sept. 16

COVID REPORT: Another Death, Two New Hospitalizations; Lots of Vaccine Clinics This Week


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County today, bringing to 8,021 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Two new hospitalizations were also reported, including a person in their 60s and another in their 70s, and a person in their 70s has died. Department Operations Center employees extend their condolences to the friends, loved ones and caregivers of all who have died.

Public Health Combo Test/Vaccine Clinics Opening Countywide

Effective today, testing for COVID-19 will be offered at most Public Health vaccine clinics, where residents will have the option of getting tested, vaccinated or both. As always, testing and vaccination services are free of charge. Combo clinics will be held this week in Petrolia, Honeydew, Miranda, McKinleyville, Hoopa, Willow Creek and Garberville.

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.

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 below for specific clinic dates, times and locations:

Petrolia — Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman Ave.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Testing available 

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

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

McKinleyville — Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
     Testing available 

Eureka — Monday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
     Public Health (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Testing NOT available 

Hoopa — Tuesday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Yurok Tribe Weitchpec Office (State Route 96)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Testing available

 Willow Creek — Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3 to 5 p.m.
     Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Testing available 

Garberville — Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Public Health (727 Cedar St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Testing available 

Vaccination is also available at local pharmacies. To check availability of a specific vaccine at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov, or text your 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 have experienced post-vaccination infection, 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.

CDC Urges Increased Ventilation

With cooler weather approaching and increased gathering indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a layered approach to reducing the exposure and spread of COVID-19, including vaccination, handwashing, masking, physical distancing—and ventilation.

The CDC recommends increasing the flow of outdoor air by opening windows and doors and using fans to increase their effectiveness. The CDC also recommends opening dampers beyond the minimum settings to reduce or eliminate recirculated air in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC systems.

The minimum recommended filter rating is 13 MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values, which is at least 50% efficient at capturing particles in the .3 to 1.0 micrometer size range and 85% efficient at capturing particles 1.0 to 3.0 micrometers in size range. For more information about COVID-safe ventilation, click cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html.

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. 16

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

Cases

New Cases

37

Seven-Day Average

47
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

459

% Positive

8.1%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

8,021

Hospitalizations

364
Testing

Total Tests

121,507

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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