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.
Two New Cases Reported; Hundreds of Appointments Available at Eureka High Saturday
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Only two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Humboldt County today, bringing to 4,325 the total number of county residents who have tested positive.
Hundreds of appointments are still available at a Public Health mass-vaccination clinic planned at Eureka High School for this Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered by appointment and to walk-ins as long as doses remain available. Spanish speakers will be on-site to assist.
All residents age 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for people 18 and older.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be offered at a clinic scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9 at the Mattole Grange located at 36512 Mattole Road in Petrolia.
Walk-ins are available at all Public Health clinics, but making an appointment in advance is encouraged and helps to prevent wasted doses. To book an appointment or to view the full clinic schedule, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.
COVID-19 vaccines are also available at many local pharmacies, and most allow walk-ins. Go to vaccines.gov to check availability. Residents can also text their ZIP code to 438829 to find a vaccination site nearby.
Local vaccination data provided by the state’s California Immunization Registry (CAIR) has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard. Some highlights include:
Humboldt County Public Health and other approved local vaccinators have administered a total of 118,561 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly 50% of the county’s total population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, meaning they have some protection against the virus, and 57% of residents age 12+ who are currently eligible for vaccination have received at least one dose.
More than half of county residents age 40 and older are fully vaccinated, and about 75% of those over the age of 65 are fully vaccinated.
Please note that the CAIR database does not include all information about vaccine doses administered through the federal government’s various vaccination programs. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday reported that 60.4% of Humboldt County’s eligible population has received at least one dose of vaccine, more than 3% higher than the report from the CAIR database.
CDPH has launched a program called “Vax for the Win” to offer cash incentives to state residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19. Two million Californians will receive $50 gift cards after being fully vaccinated, and 40 state residents will win cash prizes ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million. Learn more about the program at covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win.
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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