Daily COVID Report / May 11

COVID REPORT: One Hospitalization, 327 New Cases Registered in the Last Week


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today one new hospitalization of a resident in their 60s. An additional 257 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as well as 70 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 10. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 17,772. An additional 3,180 cases are reported as probable.* 

Local vaccination data has been updated. Highlights include:
    Since the last weekly report on May 4, an additional 204 residents completed their vaccine series.
    A total of 89,998 individuals, or approximately 66% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

OptumServe continues to offer rapid antigen and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger site. PCR tests are only available on a walk-in basis and must be specifically requested from the attendee. Appointments for antigen testing can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.

Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites. Appointments can also be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Second booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna are available at all Humboldt County Public Health vaccine clinics for those 50 and older, as well as certain immunocompromised individuals, as long as it has been four months since their first booster shot. Those interested in a second booster can also check with pharmacies about availability. 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 Public Health at 707-445-6201.

McKinleyville — Thursday, May 12, 2 to 7 p.m. 
     Church of the Joyful Healer (1944 Central Ave.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Petrolia — Friday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Honeydew — Friday, May 13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
     Honeydew School (1 Wilder Road)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

McKinleyville — Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Monday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Tuesday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Rio Dell — Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Rio Dell Fire Dept. (50 West Center St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     Walk-ins are welcome.

* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR tests results or detection of SARS-CoV-2 by genomic sequencing, and “probable cases” are individuals who:
    Have a positive antigen (Ag) test for COVID-19, or
    Were diagnosed by a health care provider with COVID-19 disease, or
    Have symptoms of COVID-19 disease after being in close contact with a person having a PCR-confirmed test result, or
    Were a decedent whose death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or significant contributing factor of their death, in the absence of a positive PCR test result.

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/3246
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