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@example.com or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 12, 2021 - 1 Death, 18 New Cases Reported Today
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A Humboldt County resident has died with COVID-19, and 18 additional cases of the virus were reported today. A total of 4,002 county residents have tested positive.
The person who died was in their 70s. Staff in the Emergency Operations Center and at Public Health extend their condolences to the individual’s friends, family and loved ones.
County Tops 100,000 Vaccine Doses Administered
Humboldt County Public Health and other approved local vaccinators have administered 107,228 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data on the Data Dashboard has been updated. Some highlights include:
55.4% of Humboldt County residents ages 16 and older who currently qualify for vaccination have received at least one vaccine dose, meaning they have some protection against the virus. 45.8% of the county’s total population have received at least one dose.
44.1% of residents ages 16 and older and 36.5% of the total population are fully vaccinated.
18.1% of county residents in the 16-19 age group are fully vaccinated, an increase of more than 10% from the previous week and the largest weekly increase of any age group.
View the latest updates at humboldtgov.org/Dashboard. To view vaccine data only, go to humboldtgov.org/vaccinedata.
Public Health No Longer Certifying Event Plans;
Organizers Should Still Follow Safety Measures
As more of the state reopens, Public Health will no longer certify private or public event plans. Event organizers and attendees should continue to follow the state’s industry guidance under the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”
Anyone with questions about planning events can contact their local jurisdiction:
City of Eureka: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-441-4178
City of Fortuna: email@example.com or 707-725-1455
City of Blue Lake: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-668-5655
City of Rio Dell: email@example.com or 707-764-3532
City of Trinidad: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-677-0223
City of Arcata: email@example.com or 707-822-7091
City of Ferndale: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-496-7005
Unincorporated areas: email@example.com or call 707-441-5000.
Businesses should still file Business Reopening Plans with the Humboldt County Office of Economic Development. For more information, visit humboldtgov.org/2911/Guidance-for-industry-and-events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-441-5000.
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