Daily COVID Report / Sept. 28

COVID REPORT: Three People in Their 70s Die; Two Hospitalizations; 46 New Cases


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Three Humboldt County residents in their 70s have died from COVID-19. The staff of the Department Operations Center extend their sympathies to the friends, loved ones and caregivers of those who died.

Two hospitalizations have also been reported, including a person in their 60s and one in their 70s. Forty-six new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 8,461.

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are recommended for certain adults at least six months after the second dose to boost immunity that may have waned over time. Adults age 65 and older, adults age 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions and residents of long-term care facilities are advised to receive a booster. In addition, those age 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions may choose getting a booster based on their individual benefits and risks. Those age 18 to 64 may also choose to receive a booster if they are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting.

As approval of Pfizer boosters was being announced Friday, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky highlighted the importance of all eligible residents getting vaccinated. “I want to be clear: We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,” she said Friday. “The most vulnerable are those unvaccinated.”

Based on the most recent local data, nearly 76,000, or about 64%, of the county’s vaccine-eligible residents age 12 and older are fully vaccinated, and almost 9,000 more are partially vaccinated. More than 34,000 vaccine-eligible residents age 12 and older remain unvaccinated.

Vaccine is widely available at local pharmacies and at Public Health vaccine clinics held throughout the week and in many outlying communities, where residents will have the option of getting tested, vaccinated or both, free of charge. Combo clinics will be held this week in Garberville, McKinleyville, Trinidad and Arcata.

Appointments for Public Health vaccination clinics are not required but are strongly recommended due to an increase in demand for additional doses and boosters. Sign up 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, locations and available services:

Garberville — Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health (727 Cedar St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

McKinleyville — Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Dollar General (1180 Murray Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Trinidad — Thursday, Sept. 30, 4 to 7 p.m.
     Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Garberville — Friday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Garberville Farmers’ Market (Garberville Town Square)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Arcata — Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Arcata Farmers’ Market (Arcata Plaza/808 G St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Monday, Oct. 4, 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

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Check availability of a specific vaccine at vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a pharmacy offering vaccines nearby.

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.

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. 28

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

Cases

New Cases

46

Seven-Day Average

30
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

296

% Positive

15.5%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

8,461

Hospitalizations

386
Testing

Total Tests

125,063

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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