The Humboldt County Data Dashboard includes hospitalization rates by age group, death rates by age group and case totals by ZIP code, the latter of which are reported in "a range of 0 to 5 for case count until the area surpasses 5 total cases," according to the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the exact number will be included.
Basics of COVID-19
The California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, state that symptoms of novel coronavirus include cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
Emergency warning signs needing immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to awaken, and bluish lips or face.
In an emergency situation:
Call ahead to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the possibility of a COVID-19 infection and, if possible, put on a face mask.
Symptoms or possible exposure:
In the case of a possible exposure with symptoms — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your doctor’s office or the county Department of Health and Human Services, which has a hotline that can be reached during business hours at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at email@example.com or at (707) 445-6200.
St. Joseph Health has also set up a virtual assessment tool as an aid to assessing risk factors for contracting the illness, which can be found here.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has started a rumor-control webpage that can be found here. For the Journal's latest COVID stories, updates and information resources, click here.
April 29, 2021 - Nearly a Third of Eligible County Residents Fully Vaccinated
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A total of 3,833 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after 19 additional cases were reported today.
Today’s report includes twelve new hospitalizations. Of those, six people were hospitalized in the current reporting period, and six others were admitted to the hospital over the last week but were unreported. A total of 17 hospitalizations have been reported this week.
Humboldt County Public Health and other approved local vaccinators have administered a total of 90,976 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. About 32% of county residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
Local vaccination information has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard. Some highlights include:
58,703 residents have received at least one dose and have some protection against the virus. That represents 43% of the county’s total population and 52% of the population who are 16 and older and currently qualify for vaccination.
About 2 in 3 county residents age 65 and older are fully vaccinated.
16% of the 20-29 age group, which has been the largest driver of local cases, is fully vaccinated.
Public Health officials urge county residents who have not yet received a first dose of vaccine to sign up for an appointment at a clinic this week. Given the need to administer thousands of second doses in the coming weeks, first-dose mass vaccination clinics are unlikely to be scheduled again until June, and county residents who want to receive a first dose before then will have to visit a local pharmacy or schedule with their primary care provider.
All county residents age 16 and older can sign up through MyTurn.ca.gov for the Pfizer vaccine at this week’s clinics in Arcata or Fortuna. Minors must provide proof of age and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments are encouraged but not required.
See the schedule of Pfizer clinics below:
Arcata Community Center (321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway)
Thursday, April 29 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 30 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 1 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fortuna High School (379 12th St.)
Saturday, May 1 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
Some Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and Walmart locations are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn who is eligible for vaccination and see if there are appointments available at one of these locations by clicking on the links below.
CVS Pharmacy: cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19
Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert