Press release from Humboldt County General Information Center:
Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing the total number of Humboldt County residents infected with the virus to 579.
The daily, weekly and monthly datasets on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard have been updated. Some of the highlights include:
- The age group 20-29 continues to account for the highest proportion in the locality with 23.6%, followed by the 30-39 age group at 19.5%.
- The county̵7;s rate of confirmed cases is 434 per 100,000 residents. The state and country ratios are 2,345 and 2,801, respectively.
- Nearly 1 in 10 or 9.6% of local infected people reported no symptoms, up from 6.3% in October and 4.4% in September.
Humboldt County Health Officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, said asymptomatic transmission continues to be a concern. “Since we know that asymptomatic people can transmit the virus, it is important for everyone to participate in the screening process, which becomes even more important if participating in active activities. There is a higher risk that could lead to exposure. ” Dr. Frankovich added that testing for asymptomatic people is a valuable tool for monitoring the spread of the virus in our community. “I encourage people to sign up for the experiment,” she said.
Appointments are available at the OptumServe website at Redwood Acres in Eureka for people who are asymptomatic. To schedule an appointment at OptumServe, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. People with a cough, fever, headache, or other symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider or call the General Information Center at 707-441-5000.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting email@example.com or by calling 707-441-5000.
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= historical data. All data are from the Humboldt County General Information Center.
Data from CalREDIE. The unlisted zip code encountered five or less cases. Zip code population from the US Community Survey, 2018.