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 20, 2021 - 20 New Cases Reported Today; Nearly 3 in 4 Residents 65-Plus Fully Vaccinated
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A total of 4,186 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after 20 new cases were reported today.
Public Health has 13,586 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in its inventory and will not request any additional doses from the state for next week. That number does not include doses allocated directly to providers or through the federal pharmacy partnership program.
Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard. Some highlights include:
A total of 110,651 vaccine doses have been administered by Public Health and other approved local vaccinators.
38.2% of the county’s total population is fully vaccinated, and 46.8% has received at least one dose, meaning they have some protection against the virus.
About 74%, or nearly 3 in 4, county residents over the age of 65 are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccine is widely available through mass-vaccination clinics organized by Public Health and through local pharmacies and health care providers.
Public Health will hold three Pfizer first-dose clinics for county residents age 12 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must provide written consent for vaccination in person.
These three Pfizer clinics will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at College of the Redwoods located at 7351 Tompkins Hill Road in Eureka. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov, and see the schedule of Public Health clinics below.
Thursday, May 20
Thursday, May 27
Wednesday, June 2.
Some pharmacies have reported an abundance of doses on hand, including the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To check availability of all three vaccines at local pharmacies, go to vaccines.gov. Residents can also text their ZIP code to 438829 or call 800-232-0233 to locate a participating pharmacy nearby.
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.
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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