Daily COVID Report / Jan. 18

COVID REPORT: Three New Hospitalizations, 840 Cases Confirmed Over Holiday Weekend


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today three new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since Friday, three residents in their 70s. An additional 840 new cases were also reported since Friday, bringing to 13,758 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No new deaths were reported.

Public Health officials continue to stress that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is an effective way to lower the risk of getting and spreading the virus, and vaccines have been proven to help prevent serious illness and death. Local data shows that unvaccinated adults in Humboldt County are 13 times more likely to be hospitalized than those adults who are fully vaccinated.

Individual who are not vaccinated should take steps to limit exposure, wear a well-fitted mask in indoor public spaces, distance six feet from others when possible and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

To increase testing capacity in response to the recent surge in cases, the federal government is providing four at-home COVID tests per household. These can be ordered online, free of charge, at COVIDTests.gov.

Additionally, as of Jan. 15, federal law requires health insurers to cover up-front costs of at-home COVID-19 tests purchased at pharmacies or retailers, or allows individuals to be reimbursed for up to eight home tests per month. Information is available at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website.

The California Department of Public Health has updated its guidance on isolation and quarantine for workplace settings aimed at allowing certain vaccinated people who have tested positive or been exposed to continue working under specific circumstances.

As always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Arcata — Wednesday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Hoopa — Thursday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     
Hoopa Fire Hall (11121 Hwy 96)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment only at the Hoopa Fire Hall.
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Friday, Jan. 21, 1 to 8 p.m.
     
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building.
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Fortuna — Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
Fortuna Veterans Hall (1426 Main St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Fortuna — Sunday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
Walker Elementary School (2089 Newburg Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Monday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 25, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
     
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 12 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. 
     
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 to 11
     Pfizer only
     No testing available
     Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

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 1-707-441-5000.

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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Jan. 18

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

Cases

New Cases

840

Seven-Day Average

179
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

1,555

% Positive

54.0%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

13,758

Hospitalizations

494
Testing

Total Tests

152,442

Demographics
As of Monday, Jan. 10

Age

Average Age

35
Sex

Men

51%

Women

49%
Region

Northern Humboldt

2187

Humboldt Bay Area

7845

Southern Humboldt

1038
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
The O3 95503 2,003
Eureka 95501 1,901
Arcata 95521 1,575
Fortuna 95540 1,384
McKinleyville 95519 1,201
Hoopa 95546 509
Rio Dell 95562 363
Redway 95560 172
Ferndale 95536 167
Garberville 95542 157
Loleta 95551 146
Bayside 95524 132
Trinidad 95570 131
Willow Creek 95573 129
Hydesville 95547 109
Blue Lake 95525 105
Scotia 95565 91
Carlotta 95528 76
Miranda 95553 54
Samoa 95564 53
Kneeland 95549 48
Whitethorn 95589 45
Orleans 95556 45
Myers Flat 95554 32
Fields Landing 95537 26
Orick 95555 22
Redcrest 95569 19
Alderpoint 95511 19
Bridgeville 95526 18
Weott 95571 14
Honeydew 95545 7
Phillipsville 95559 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 13.51%
Samoa 95564 12.27%
Scotia 95565 11.79%
Redway 95560 11.73%
Myers Flat 95554 11.15%
Hydesville 95547 11.15%
Loleta 95551 10.63%
Rio Dell 95562 10.61%
Fortuna 95540 9.67%
Bridgeville 95526 8.57%
Phillipsville 95559 8.33%
Willow Creek 95573 8.3%
Eureka 95501 8.1%
Fields Landing 95537 8.0%
The O3 95503 7.85%
Bayside 95524 7.66%
Garberville 95542 7.58%
Arcata 95521 7.34%
Blue Lake 95525 7.33%
Orleans 95556 7.18%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Alderpoint 95511 6.55%
Orick 95555 6.53%
Redcrest 95569 6.44%
McKinleyville 95519 6.29%
Miranda 95553 5.91%
Ferndale 95536 5.76%
Trinidad 95570 5.76%
Weott 95571 5.17%
Carlotta 95528 5.09%
Whitethorn 95589 4.58%
Kneeland 95549 4.57%

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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