Humboldt County Public Well being introduced immediately that it has confirmed 64 new COVID-19 circumstances since Saturday. It additionally reported two extra deaths, each residents of Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Heart. One was of their 80s and the opposite of their 90s.
A complete of 71 residents and 28 workers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 on the facility. Ten residents have died.
Final week noticed 197 circumstances, up from 156 circumstances the earlier week, however decrease than the document of 217 the week earlier than that. The month’s whole stands at 748, greater than double November’s earlier document setting 327 circumstances.
On the vaccine entrance, the county’s Joint Data Heart reviews that 5,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna mixed) has been allotted to Humboldt as of immediately.
In the meantime, the “Northern California” area of the state — which incorporates Humboldt and 11 different counties — is the one one not but beneath a regional stay-at-home order. The order shall be triggered all through the area when its commutative obtainable hospital intensive care unit capability drops beneath 15 p.c, as has already occurred in the remainder of the state.
As of this morning, the state reported the area had a mixed 29.3 p.c capability. If applied, the order will briefly shut bars, wineries, private service salons, hair salons and barbershops, whereas retail shops shall be restricted to twenty p.c capability and eating places shall be restricted to take-out and supply solely. Faculties which have a waiver shall be allowed to stay open to in-person instruction and significant infrastructure will stay open. The order additionally briefly prohibits all non-essential journey.
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 obtainable beds.
At this time’s Humboldt County circumstances had been confirmed after 325 samples had been processed.
The county’s regular escalation of circumstances retains Humboldt solidly within the state’s purple “widespread” risk tier, together with almost all of California’s 58 counties, which had already introduced new layers of restrictions on native companies.
The state of California largely is dependent upon two metrics to determine the place a county falls in its tier system: the share of COVID-19 checks administered that come again optimistic over a seven-day interval and the common variety of new optimistic circumstances confirmed per 100,000 in inhabitants day by day over the course of per week. Each have spiked dramatically in latest weeks.
Whereas the state has a case charge of 80.7 day by day circumstances confirmed per 100,000 residents (up from 63.9) with a check positivity charge of 13.3 p.c (up from 11.3) as of final Tuesday, Humboldt has a case charge 18.5 circumstances per 100,000 (up from 16.1) and a 4.9 p.c positivity charge, additionally a rise.
As is, Humboldt County’s purple standing has compelled eating places, film theaters and locations of worship to stop all indoor operations, whereas additionally imposing the governor’s nighttime stay-at-home order, which requires residents to remain house from 10 p.m. to five a.m. save for important outings, akin to going to work.
Up to now, 1,647 Humboldt County residents have been confirmed to have the virus, with 66 having been hospitalized in some unspecified time in the future of their care and 20 confirmed COVID-related fatalities. Seven Humboldt County residents are at present hospitalized, in accordance with the county’s dashboard, together with one beneath intensive care.
In the meantime, the county’s Joint Data Heart is urging locals to get examined, calling it “some 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 could 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 rely till the world surpasses 5 whole circumstances,” in accordance with the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the precise quantity shall 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 issue respiration, or at the very least 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 speedy medical consideration embody 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 state of affairs:
Name forward to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the potential of 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 looking for 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 instrument as an support to evaluate danger elements for contracting the sickness, which could be discovered at here.
The Federal Emergency Administration Company has began a rumor-control webpage that may be discovered here.
For the Journal‘s newest COVID tales, updates and data assets, click on here. Discover the press launch from Public Well being copied beneath.
Two Humboldt County residents have died after testing optimistic for COVID-19, and 64 new circumstances have been confirmed since Saturday’s report. A complete of 1,648 residents of the county have examined optimistic for the virus. One of many people who died was of their 80s and the opposite of their 90s. Each had been residents of Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Heart in Eureka.
A complete of 71 residents and 28 workers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 on the facility. Ten residents have died. Humboldt County Well being Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman stated Public Well being extends its sympathies to the households and associates of those that have misplaced family members to the virus.
As of immediately, Humboldt County has been allotted 5,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna mixed). Public Well being is at present working in partnership with Humboldt County’s well being care neighborhood to supply vaccine to well being care staff in Part 1A-tier 1, in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 vaccine pointers. To be taught extra about who will obtain the vaccine throughout Part 1A of vaccine distribution, go to: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Packages/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/CDPH-Allocation-Pointers-for-COVID-19-Vaccine-Throughout-Part-1A-Suggestions.aspx
For the latest COVID-19 data, go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Native data is on the market at humboldtgov.org or throughout enterprise hours by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.