Press release from Humboldt County Joint Press Center:
Since Tuesday, 29 cases have been confirmed, and a total of 653 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Humboldt County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis called the recent increase in the local case rate “worrisome.”
He said: “The case rate is one of the factors that the state considers when assigning ranks, so we must work hard to keep it low for our businesses and communities.” “The increased case rate also means the spread of COVID-19. The scope is wider and ultimately affects the responsiveness of our healthcare system,” he added, adding that hospitalization may be weeks behind the increased number of cases.
Dr. Ennis said: “The safest thing to do is to assume that anyone you interact with may be infected with the virus and take precautions.”
The Humboldt County Data Dashboard reported a new hospitalization today. Another person who traveled here from outside the area has been hospitalized here. Because the person’s permanent residence is in another county, his identity is not included in the local cumulative data.
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= Historical data. All data comes from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
Data from CalREDIE. Postal codes that are not listed have experienced five or fewer cases. Zip code population in the 2018 American Community Survey.