Humboldt County Public Well being confirmed 16 new COVID-19 circumstances as we speak — making 69 to this point this week — in addition to two new hospitalizations, making six this week.
The brand new circumstances have been confirmed after laboratories processed 280 samples with a test-positivity charge of 5.7 p.c.
Native case counts have slowed in latest weeks, with the county reporting 157 new circumstances final week, which got here on the heels of 258 the week prior and the county’s averaging greater than 31 circumstances per day in January. Hospitalizations, which are inclined to lag weeks behind confirmed case numbers, proceed to rise regionally, with the county having reported a single-week document 17 final week.
The state of California, in the meantime, up to date its COVID-19 risk tiers yesterday, with Humboldt and all however 5 different counties remaining in essentially the most restrictive purple “widespread” tier.
The state information reveals Humboldt County having recorded a median of 15.9 new COVID-19 circumstances per day per 100,000 residents with a seven-day common take a look at positivity charge of 5.2 p.c, although the state’s information lags greater than per week behind native numbers. The state as a complete reported averaging 33.1 new circumstances per day per 100,000 residents with a median take a look at positivity charge of 8.5 p.c.
Vaccination efforts, in the meantime, proceed to maneuver slowly ahead, with residents over the age of 75, healthcare employees, academics and first responders presently eligible to obtain their pictures. In a press launch yesterday, Public Well being urged any native residents 75 and older who have not been contacted by their major care supplier or who do not have one to name the Joint Data Middle at 441-5000 to schedule a COVD-19 vaccination.
In a press launch yesterday, Humboldt County Public Well being Director Michelle Stephens urged residents to do no matter they’ll to maintain their vaccination appointments as soon as they’re made.
“Missed appointments sluggish vaccination progress,” she stated, including that each vaccines presently in circulation have stringent storage and dealing with necessities, so as soon as they’ve been distributed for a clinic, they can’t be re-stored for future use. “No doses go to waste, so when you miss your appointment, your vaccine is given to another person. However meaning you’ll should schedule a brand new appointment, which will not be out there within the timeframe you want.”
Public Well being reported as we speak that whereas the county has been allotted 20,960 doses of Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to this point, it has been in a position to administer 21,230 of them as a result of a “sixth dose can typically be extracted from every vial of the Pfizer vaccine.”
Final week, Public Well being reported the county was slated to obtain 3,975 doses of vaccine this week — 3,000 Moderna and 975 Pfizer — and Public Well being plans to order 870 doses for large-scale clinics and distribute the remaining to permitted native vaccinators.
No matter who’s administering vaccines, the county reminds residents that clinics are by appointment or invitation solely at this level, primarily based on the state’s prioritization schedule, and walk-ups is not going to be accommodated.
Residents are urged to proceed to comply with COVID security tips as vaccinations roll out, which might take months.
Thus far, Humboldt County has confirmed 2,976 circumstances, with 124 hospitalizations and 32 confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths. Fifteen Humboldt County residents are presently hospitalized, based on the county’s dashboard, together with 4 below intensive care. Humboldt County’s ICU capability is listed at 21.4 p.c.
The county dashboard lists 2,790 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 employees have instructed the Journal will be substantial, even in beforehand well being sufferers.
The county’s take a look at positivity charge has gone from 3.6 p.c in November, to 7.3 p.c in December, to 9.9 p.c in January. Via the primary 10 days of February, the test-positivity charge sits at 7.91 p.c.
Nationwide, greater than 27 million COVID-19 circumstances have been confirmed, with 466,465 associated deaths, based on the Centers for Disease Control. In California, 3.4 million circumstances have been confirmed with 44,995 deaths, based on the Department of Public Health.
The state has issued a journey advisory strongly discouraging all non-essential journey and urging anybody getting back from non important, out-of-state journey must self-quarantine for no less than 10 days upon their return.
In the meantime, the county’s Joint Data Middle is urging locals to get examined, calling it “one of the useful issues county residents can do for the neighborhood at massive,” as a result of it permits Public Well being to catch circumstances early and restrict unfold. The state-run OptumServe testing website at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka is open seven days per week and no-cost appointments will be made by clicking here or calling (888) 634-1123.
The Humboldt County Data Dashboard consists of hospitalization charges by age group, loss of life 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 depend till the realm surpasses 5 complete circumstances,” based on the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the precise quantity will likely 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 embody cough and shortness of breath or problem respiratory, 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 scent.
Emergency warning indicators needing instant medical consideration embody problem respiratory or shortness of breath, persistent ache or stress within the chest, new confusion or incapacity to awaken, and bluish lips or face.
In an emergency state of affairs:
Name forward to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the potential for a COVID-19 an infection and, if doable, placed on a face masks.
Signs or doable publicity:
Within the case of a doable publicity with signs — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your physician’s workplace or the county Division of Well being and Human Providers, which has a hotline that may be reached throughout enterprise hours at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 441-5000. Residents searching for medical recommendation or questions on testing are requested to contact Public Well being at email@example.com or at (707) 445-6200.
St. Joseph Well being has additionally arrange a digital evaluation software as an assist to assessing danger components for contracting the sickness, which will be discovered here.
Learn the county’s launch under:
Feb. 10, 2021 – 16 New Instances Reported As we speak; Extra Than 21,000 Vaccinations Given to County Residents
707-441-5000 ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm Opens in new window
A complete of two,976 Humboldt County residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19, after 16 further circumstances have been reported as we speak.
As of Monday, Feb. 8, Humboldt County has been allotted 20,960 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, together with Pfizer and Moderna. As a result of a sixth dose can typically be extracted from every vial of the Pfizer vaccine, Public Well being and different permitted native vaccinators have maximized the state’s allocation and administered a complete of 21,230 doses.
Native well being care suppliers who’re permitted to manage vaccine are reaching out to their qualifying sufferers on to schedule vaccination appointments.
Public Well being is utilizing info submitted via the web Vaccine Curiosity Type to fill slots at its mass vaccination clinics. County residents are inspired to fill out the shape at humboldtgov.org/InterestForm to be notified when an appointment is accessible for his or her tier.
For the newest COVID-19 info, go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Native info is accessible at humboldtgov.org or throughout enterprise hours by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
Native COVID-19 vaccine info: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Knowledge Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard
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Humboldt Well being Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert