Public Health Reports Two New COVID Deaths Amid Uptick in Hospitalizations

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Humboldt County Public Health reported today that the county has confirmed two new COVID-19 deaths, both of residents over the age of 80, since its last report Jan. 4.

Five new hospitalizations were also reported and, according to a state database, 11 people are currently hospitalized with the virus locally, including five receiving intensive care. The deaths reported today are Humboldt County's 165th and 166th since the pandemic began.

Find the full public health press release, which includes a schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics, including for booster shots that now combative Omicron sub variants BA.4 and BA.5, and information on flu testing, by clicking here.

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