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 [email protected] or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at [email protected] 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.
May 10, 2021 - 1 Death, 45 New Cases Reported Since Friday; Vaccine Clinic Planned Friday in Samoa
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A Humboldt County resident has died with COVID-19, and 45 new cases of the virus have been reported since Friday. A total of 3,980 county residents have tested positive for the virus.
The person who died was in their 60s, marking the county’s 40th death related to COVID-19. Humboldt County Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center staff share their sympathies with all community members who have lost friends and loved ones to the virus.
One previously reported hospitalization of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was determined to be unrelated to the virus and has been removed from the county’s count. Public Health is reporting one new hospitalization today for a cumulative total of 165.
Humboldt County Public Health will hold a Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic on Friday, May 14, at the Samoa Women’s Club located at 115 Rideout Ave. in Samoa. Clinic hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. This clinic is for county residents age 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up in advance at myturn.ca.gov.
The daily and weekly datasets on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard have been updated. Some highlights include:
The county’s confirmed case rate remains lower than the state and nation at 2,910 per 100,000 residents. California’s rate is 9,249 per 100,000 and the nationwide rate is 9,915 per 100,000 residents.
The 80+ age group represents 2.5% of total cases, 26.5% of hospitalizations and 22.5% of deaths locally.
The 20-29 age group continues to represent the highest number of local cases at about 23%.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released updated guidance for the use of facial coverings, public health recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals and a handout with information about reducing COVID-19 transmission at gatherings. Follow the links below to view the updates.
Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Public-Health-Recommendations-for-Fully-Vaccinated-People.aspx
Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings—en.pdf
CDPH has also released fact sheets in multiple languages with basic information about the three vaccines currently authorized for emergency use. Follow the links below to learn more.
For more information or to find materials in more languages, go to cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Get-the-Facts-on-Vaccines.aspx#Downloadable.
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 protected] or calling 707-441-5000.
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/Dashboard
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