Two further Humboldt residents have died and Public Well being confirmed 132 new COVID-19 circumstances since Friday, bringing the county’s cumulative tally to 2,624 after two earlier circumstances have been faraway from the whole.
One of many people who died was of their 70s and the opposite was of their 90s. Seven further hospitalizations have been additionally reported.
Together with immediately’s numbers, Humboldt County has recorded 863 circumstances up to now in January, precisely matching December’s single month report with every week to go within the month.
In the meantime, mass clinics for healthcare staff are persevering with however are by invitation solely whereas “suppliers accepted to manage vaccine will attain out on to their sufferers who’re over 75 as vaccine for that section turns into out there,” the discharge states.
People with no major care supplier or whose supplier is just not an accepted vaccinator can register with the county by submitting a web based curiosity type. (Learn extra and discover a hyperlink to the form here.)
Underneath state knowledge launched final week, Humboldt County stays in the most restrictive purple “widespread” tier. New tier standing’ for the state’s 58 counties is scheduled to be launched tomorrow.
So far, Humboldt County has confirmed 2,624 circumstances, with 93 hospitalizations and 27 confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths. Fifteen Humboldt County residents are at the moment hospitalized, in keeping with the county’s dashboard, together with 5 underneath intensive care. Humboldt County’s ICU capability is listed at 42.9 p.c.
The county dashboard lists 2,172 individuals as having “recovered” from the virus regionally, although that simply means they’re not contagious and doesn’t account for long-term well being impacts, which native healthcare staff have advised the Journal could be substantial, even in beforehand well being sufferers.
Nonetheless in impact is a well being order issued final month that halted all elective surgical procedures to make extra room for intensive care unit capability in areas the place hospital ICU capability is at 0 p.c. That order would not at the moment have an effect on Humboldt County.
The state has issued a journey advisory strongly discouraging all non-essential journey and urging anybody coming back from non important, out-of-state journey must self-quarantine for at least 10 days upon their return.
In Humboldt County, healthcare staff have already said there are emergency room sufferers who’ve been ready for days for transfers out of the world for specialised care as a result of hospitals all through the state do not have out there beds.
At the moment’s Humboldt County circumstances have been confirmed after 822 samples have been processed.
Whereas California has a case price of 105.4 day by day circumstances confirmed per 100,000 residents with a take a look at positivity price of 15.2 p.c in knowledge launched final week, Humboldt has a case price of 18.3 circumstances per 100,000 (down from 25.2 within the earlier week’s report) and a 4.9 p.c positivity price, additionally a lower. New knowledge is predicted tomorrow.
In the meantime, the county’s Joint Data Heart is urging locals to get examined, calling it “probably the most useful issues county residents can do for the group at massive,” as a result of it permits Public Well being to catch circumstances early and restrict unfold. The state-run OptumServe testing web site at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka is open seven days every week and no-cost appointments could be made by clicking here or calling (888) 634-1123.
The Humboldt County Data Dashboard consists of hospitalization charges by age group, demise charges by age group and case totals by ZIP code, the latter of that are reported in “a spread of 0 to five for case rely till the world surpasses 5 complete circumstances,” in keeping with the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the precise quantity will probably be included.
Fundamentals of COVID-19
The California Division of Public Well being and the Facilities for Illness Management, state that signs of novel coronavirus embrace cough and shortness of breath or issue respiration, or no less than two of the next: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat or a brand new lack of style or odor.
Emergency warning indicators needing rapid medical consideration embrace issue respiration or shortness of breath, persistent ache or stress within the chest, new confusion or lack of ability to awaken, and bluish lips or face.
In an emergency scenario:
Name forward to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the potential for a COVID-19 an infection and, if attainable, placed on a face masks.
Signs or attainable publicity:
Within the case of a attainable publicity with signs — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your physician’s workplace or the county Division of Well being and Human Companies, which has a hotline that may be reached throughout enterprise hours at email@example.com or at (707) 441-5000. Residents in search of medical recommendation or questions on testing are requested to contact Public Well being at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 445-6200.
St. Joseph Well being has additionally arrange a digital evaluation device as an assist to assessing danger components for contracting the sickness, which could be discovered here.
Learn the county launch under: