No Additional Positive Cases Confirmed Today, May 8

Press release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

Public Health Lab reportHumboldt County’s case count remains at 55 as no additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today.

The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:

  • Contact to a Known Case: 24
  • Travel-Acquired: 20
  • Community Transmission: 11
  • Under Investigation: 0
  • Positive cases by region:
    • Northern Humboldt: 9
    • Greater Humboldt Bay Area: 43
    • Southern Humboldt: 3
  • Males: 45%
  • Females: 55%
  • Mean age: 46

A total of 2,948 county residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Humboldt County’s testing rate of 2,153 per 100,000 residents is slightly higher than the estimated state rate of 2,110 per 100,000. The estimated national rate is 2,460 per 100,000 people.

The rate of confirmed cases in the county stands at 41 per 100,000 residents, with the state rate nearly four times higher at an estimated 156 cases per 100,000. The estimated U.S. rate of confirmed cases is 382 per 100,000 people.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by contacting [email protected] or calling 707-441-5000.

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 8

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 55
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 5
  • Total number of recovered cases: 52

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 1,939

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 1,009
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,350 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.


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  • 🕯🌳And were are you,so we know not to go there?👁📡🖖

  • In case anyone wants to hear how Remdesivir is doing here’s an article from Texas

    North Texas Coronavirus Patient Goes Home From Hospital 4 Days After Remdesivir Treatment

    We have a trial going on here at St Joe’s but we must be under some sort of a media blackout so we’ll have to watch nationally to hear how it’s going.

    • My understanding is currently we have no patients hospitalized to have in the trial. But I haven’t actually asked that question.

      • That’s what I find frustrating about the way they report hospitalizations. If they added “current ” hospitalizations to the list it would give people an idea of how busy our hospitals are. That was the theory behind shutting everything down. Keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed. If this goes on for a year total hospitalizations will have no meaning at all.

  • OrleansNative

    Katie Miller yesterday. Note Katie is the only person without a mask. Katie is a spokes person for Pence and wife of Stephen Miller. Katie is today’s famous CV19 infection as CV19 enters the WH.

  • 🕯🌳It’s only good after you have it,right? And then it’s still a shot in the dark, but it is a shot in the right direction. Now they need to find that damn immunity gene. Its been real illusive. Children under 10yrs of age don’t seem to catch get and that has them scratching their heads.🇺🇸🇺🇸🌧🇺🇸 Already brought up about Katie Miller on another article. 👁👁👁 On this blog.

    • We should round up the children and use them as lab rats.

    • Babies have died from this. Please get facts

      • Wherr? Babied die every day. People die everyday..and there are still 30000 added to the total world population every day.. So much for v
        Covid being population control.. Thousands of children die ans go hungry every day.. Where are the sjw’s for that? No.. They worry about fucking masks..

  • OrleansNative

    The primary purpose of the mask is to protect other people from you in the event you are infected. Problemic aspects of CV19 include: (1) Many infected never have symptoms and (2) One can be infected later to show signs or even die but during the initial days or week of infection have no clue you are infected. In both cases one is passing virus out of your mouth into the environment. The mask partially blocks virus transmission as aerosol.

    Once one being infected with CV19 and recovered or experienced little or no symptoms, one will have antibodies against future CV19 infection. Scientists have knowledge gaps about specifics still and no vaccine.

    • 🕯🌳But if your not wearing a mask and you talk or cough then you spread some kind spitial,and can attach to surfaces and can remain active for days depending on the surface. 🖖🐸🌍

    • More infections among those under 65 is good. Build herd immunity.

      • Burnt Roach (new handle)

        Under 64 please. Just celebrated 64 last month.

      • There is no such thing as herd immunity from corona virus or we would never get the “common cold” more than once. Misinformation is worse than no information

        • from usa today

          Apr 18, 2020 – Although herd immunity may eventually be achieved,

        • You cannot catch the same cold twice. If you get a cold a little while after having gotten over one, either you didn’t really get over the first cold, or you have encountered a new strain of cold–a different virus. This is why young parents and first-year kindergarten teachers get sick a lot; by the time they’ve been at it for a decade or so, they’ve had most of the colds and get them less often. Since new colds develop, they can pick those up. But nowhere near as often as when all is new to their immune systems.
          It’s pretty well agreed that some degree of immunity is “probably” conferred by having COVID-19. How strong it is or how long it lasts is the part that’s unknown. But i would rather have that than nothing!

        • I never get the “common cold”.

          “Study Finds Nearly Everyone Who Recovers From COVID-19 Makes Coronavirus Antibodies”

          “Misinformation is worse than no information”

    • So we will all be ordered to wear masks indefinitely because someone might be infected and because people might die. Yep, this is going nowhere. Thought of just putting duck tape over my mouth while in public….

  • SHTF, oh wait no . Nothing hit the fan ….fear news, fear the cases . Wake up

  • Sharon Ritsch

    What are the results of the antibody tests that have been completed?

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