COVID Report / Nov. 30, 2022

WEEKLY COVID REPORT: Four Hospitalized, Including Several People on the Young Side


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today four new hospitalizations, a resident in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s and one in their 60s. No new deaths were reported. 

An additional 114 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 32 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 22,635. An additional 5,493 cases are reported as probable.*

Following a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) update, Humboldt County’s vaccination numbers adjusted in last week’s news release, resulting in the subtraction of 396 residents having completed their primary vaccine series. According to the CDPH, the decrease in the total count was due to the removal of duplicate vaccination numbers along with new data quality efforts as two vaccine databases were consolidated into California’s state immunization registry.  

Local COVID-19 vaccination data has been updated for this week:

  • Since the last weekly report on Nov. 23, an additional 30 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 91,904 individuals, or approximately 68% of the county’s total population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka five days a week. Walk-ins will receive only rapid antigen testing unless the attendee specifically states they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing can be made by calling 888-634-1123. Wharfinger testing runs Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is closed from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m. Additional testing locations and schedules are available at humboldtgov.org/testregistration

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. 

Arcata — Thursday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
     D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D St.)

Petrolia — Friday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)

Honeydew — Friday, Dec. 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
     Honeydew Elementary (1 Wilder Ridge Road)

Bridgeville — Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
     Bridgeville Family Resource Center (38717 Kneeland Road)

Eureka — Monday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
     Eureka Public Health (529 I St.)

Blue Lake — Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road)

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Willow Creek Public Health (77 Walnut Way)

McKinleyville — Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
     The Center at McKinleyville (1615 Heartwood Drive)

Fortuna — Thursday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Fortuna Veterans Hall (1426 Main St.)

* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR test 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 with COVID-19 disease by a health care provider, 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.

For information about COVID-19, please call Humboldt County Public Health 
at 707-445-6201, or email HHSPHB@co.humboldt.ca.us. 
For local updates, visit Humboldt Health Alert at humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert.

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