Three New Positive Cases on May 12; One More at Alder Bay Assisted Living

Press release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

Public Health Lab report

Humboldt County’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 64, as three additional cases were confirmed today.

Follow-up testing at Alder Bay Assisted Living in Eureka determined that one additional resident had become positive for COVID-19. All residents and staff will be tested on a regular basis for the near future.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Frankovich noted the incubation period between exposure and illness can last up to 14 days, so individuals may develop symptoms or test positive at any point in that time. “For this reason, Alder Bay staff are carefully monitoring both patients and staff,” Frankovich said, “and Public Health Communicable Disease nurses were back on site today collecting new specimens for testing. Doing repeat testing during the incubation period is important in identifying any new cases early.”

Dr. Frankovich added, “We are all thinking about the residents and families of Alder Bay. We know this is a difficult time.”

The other two cases appear unrelated to Alder Bay Assisted Living and are under investigation.–


Total new positive cases confirmed on May 12: 3

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 12

Total number of confirmed cases: 64
Total number of hospitalizations: 7
Total number of recovered cases: 53
Transmission information for all known cases

Contact to a Known Case: 29
Travel-Acquired: 20
Community Transmission: 11
Under Investigation: 4
Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 2,110

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 1,318
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,450 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.

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  • 🕯🌳When a caregiver has to go out to shop for a client they come in contact with the public. Plus most caregivers have more than one client. 🖖🌍🐸

  • 64! The second wave is hitting!

  • More testing more cases, I think we all knew this would happen, poor people at Alder Bay and everyone.

  • The RTPCR is the test they use and the creator of the test is Dr. Kary Mullis and he clearly stated to the public that his test was not meant to be used for Infectious Diseases. The test is for genetic material and inflammation. So one could assess they are logging DNA and storing it and doing trace and track which we already know they are doing. In Humboldt you have a .003 chance of getting it and in Trinity it does not even register on a scale the cases are so low. Also all hospitals are receiving 13 to 17,000 per Covid 19 patient and around 39,000 per patient on ventilators. If you die they will list you as Covid 19 death no matter what you die of and this has been proven numerous times. The only people who have actually died of Covid 19 are people with pre existing illnesses and they usually have high melatonin which means dark skin. These are facts from the vital statistics of America and John Hopkins. They tested a sheep, a papaya, a cat and a dog and they all tested positive using this test. You can google to see the test results and what the medical students used i.e. animals and test kits. I am sure Kym will say this is a Conspiracy Theory because truth now days have become a Conspiracy Theory so all of what i said is very researchable and supported by FACTS.

    • Ty for your facts Mary. Hospitals get paid extra for every covid death they report. Fear factory.

      • The Real Brian

        Facts? Where?

        You too need to study up:

        First, the patient needs to be on Medicare for any reimbursement.

        Second, the figures you toss around from FOX are dubious and unsubstantiated on their own. Medicare has no set price for any patient or their needs.

        Third, Medicare reimburses hospitals for all their work.

        Do you think hospital work should be free?

        The way you and your FOX friends here toss those statements around, it sounds like hospitals are just getting profits for nothing and becoming rich by inflating the numbers.

        It’s absurd.

    • Burnt Ranch (new handle)

      Mary, Read both of your links. The second one no longer exists, apparently. The first one I was able to get to. Most of what I read didn’t make sense, but the part about the testing being flawed did (make sense).

      The comment you made about DNA tracking and tracing is interesting. You are the first person I’ve read that has mentioned that. Good point on that one.

      I do know someone who was hospitalised for covid 19. Perhaps he had the flu? He didn’t think so. He thought he was going to die. But he did take chloroquine as a last resort and told me he felt better after four hours, and went home the next day. Perhaps chloroquine works for the flu? Perhaps. He’s 89 years old, and a prostrate cancer survivor, like I hope to be. A survivor that is; I already have the prostrate cancer part.

      This situation has gone on long enough. Unfortunately, it looks like it will continue. L.A. County just announced they may continue the lockdown through July or August. Good luck with that, LA.

      I think it’s time to get back to work. Shelter in place if you think it will help, but let people work that want to work. I recently read that people sheltering in place are getting it too. How could that be? Personally, I think something else is going on.

      Concerning the Conspiracy Theory angle, I have a friend who told me about the occupy wall street event of several years ago. I didn’t know what to think. Then, a week later, it was reported across the news. Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true. Lay out the facts, make sure they are reliable, and let the masses decide.

      • Fun with facts!

        “I do know someone who was hospitalised for covid 19. Perhaps he had the flu? He didn’t think so. He thought he was going to die. But he did take chloroquine as a last resort and told me he felt better after four hours, and went home the next day.”

        We are to believe your acquaintance was in such bad shape, and had tried so much already, as to be down to his “last resort”, then left the hospital, after an almost immediate recovery from covid-19, the very next day.

        • Burnt Roach (new handle)

          He’s not an acquaintance. He is my blood uncle, brother of my mother. Is he lying to me? Perhaps, but I’ve never known him to lie. Did he exaggerate? Again, perhaps, but he told me over the phone he was so sick he thought he was going to die. He wanted to die at home. Then someone, I don’t know who, suggested he try chloroquine, so he did. He claimed he could feel the difference in about four hours, and went home the next day.

          You want to have fun with facts, go ahead and do it. You are free to believe or say what ever you want. Everyone does, which is one of our many problems.

      • ” I recently read that people sheltering in place are getting it too. How could that be?”

        The article I read said that some people who had mostly been sheltering in place had gotten the virus. Key word here is “mostly”. Any time we go out for groceries and supplies we are putting ourselves in danger, especially if others are not wearing masks and are possible asymptomatic carriers.

        Here, we sanitize everything before bringing it into the house, wearing gloves. Even the mail. The virus can live on paper, cardboard, plastic and cans.

        So even if you stay home, the virus can get into your home if you don’t take precautions. This is just common sense.

      • If the people staying at home are living in a high density building with a common ventilation system they are all basically breathing the same air.
        I did hear that in an area of New York 2/3rds of the deaths were people that were staying at home

    • Looks like you watched the discredited “Plandemic” and decided to believe every word. You might live longer, and you might not kill your loved ones, if you put your trust in scientists and health care providers rather than what seems more convenient to you. It’s not convenient or fun for those of us who are taking this seriously, but we’re taking precautions to protect ourselves, and you, whether or not you like it. Because once you get COVID, it’s too late to change your mind.

  • 🕯🌳People have died and they’ve have not accounted to the virus. 🐸🌍🌍🖖👁 Testing is necessary because it is knowledge, more testing more knowledge. 🖖🌍🐸

  • The reality is that this virus will spread- slowly if restrictions are imposed, rapidly if they aren’t. Despite the “test, test, test” mantras, until a treatment is found or an effective vaccine is widespread, the choice is to restrict all activity for everyone for many months or, assuming the virus is out there, target restrictions where they keep the most deaths from happening. “We all have to confront the fact there’s not a magic bullet, short of a vaccine, that’s going to make this go away,” he said. “We’re going to be living with it. And we’re not having that discussion at all.”

    Sweden has the scientific based policy of being in it for the long haul, keeping primary schools and smaller businesses open while keeping large assemblies of people shut. They can endure restrictions better than the places that attempt to control the virus by testing and targeting outbreaks but will have to do this for a long time while they build up a functional level of immunity.

    And at any point, the illusion of control will keep being shattered by unforseen holes in control. “The recent spike in cases laid bare the double-edged nature of South Korea’s approach of radical transparency, which errs on the side of disclosing detailed information about those infected. While the policy enabled the country to get a swift handle on containing the virus’ spread, a response that has received worldwide acclaim, the information released about infected patients’ whereabouts and personal facts have occasionally led to the public shaming of “super-spreaders.” Such pressure may discourage people from seeking out testing.” Which is why the Health Department is right to keep details to themselves.

    People need to plan long term. Not holding onto the illusion that this can be fixed with policies that only postpone the inevitable but do successfully create greater than natural economic damage in the attempt.

  • 🕯🌳They may have the right to keep it to themselves but tell that the guy that jumped off the bridge? If they tell the truth either he had it or he was crazy from not knowing. Its spreading in a way there not telling you. They don’t know the answer’s, science is just the best quest at best.🐸🌍🖖That’s why you hear different things everyday. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Good point about the guy who jumped off the bridge, so far suicide here has killed more people than this pandemic. Along with every other form of death. A realistic path to herd immunity is the only option unless you pray to bill gates for a vaccine, in 14 to 16 months. It’s not that I want a haircut but that I understand either option is going to have dire consequences. They say science will cure this, Sweden will be done with this a year before the FDA gets off its ass

  • justanotherperson

    to anyone who says this is a conspiracy, my cousin caught it and it definitely wasn’t a flu. He was hospitalized for a spell and says he went through the worst 3 weeks of his life. My grandfather also caught it and died. My good friend is a funeral director, which means he does it all, from removals, embalming, etc. The amount of deaths he’s experiencing is out of control. They’re running short on body bags.

  • Sorry for your loss justanotherperson. Did this occur in California?

  • Willow Creeker

    Funny how the right wing nuts, who believe so much in ‘life’ when it comes to telling a woman what she can do with a fetus in her body, think it’s ok if we ‘thin the herd’ with this disease. Life is only sacred when it isn’t costing them money, it seems.

    • I’m not a right wing nut, but I’m far from a left wing nut. Killing an unborn baby by making a choice to schedule an appointment at planned parenthood, showing up and having said baby vacuumed out of your body is a little bit different than the elderly and the preexisting condition set catching a virus and succumbing to it. I believe the nuts you are referring to aren’t hell bent on killing the elderly, sensitive groups can shelter in place while the healthy gain herd immunity.

    • I agree with ‘Really?’ I believe in a woman’s right to choose, and have chosen abortion for myself. But i can understand how the right-wingers could convincingly reverse Willow Creeker’s argument and land on more solid ground. They would say, “Funny how these lefties push to keep the legal right to end a small human life–not let it expire, but actively intervene to end it–and now are all holier-than-thou about allowing nature to casually kill whoever’s liable to die.” I don’t think WC’s reasoning works as well as that, trying out the logic that we’re actively “thinning the herd” with this disease. Allowing something natural, such as death by disease, most often of people nearing their natural expiration dates, is different, and most would say morally less culpable, than actively causing death by unnatural means.

    • Way to exacerbate political divides to ensure the continued failure to act together.

      • Willow Creeker

        It’s an observation. Maybe a blunt one. I can get behind the concept that we need to get back to work, and there will be a higher death toll if we do. But I also don’t pretend that I care about unborn, unwanted babies. It’s hard to believe life is so sacred when you see the amount of misery in the streets in our county.

        • Misery in the streets? That’s meth. Give it 4 months and it’ll be waitresses, hairdressers, busboys, and their children starving on those streets. Then can I compare their deaths to abortion? And side note, I’m wicked pro abortion. I’m just pointing out that both sides are hypocrites.

          • Willow Creeker

            I’m not sure how you are pointing out that anyone is a hypocrite. I don’t think opening up the economy is a left/right issue. Our governor is starting opening up as we speak, ahead of much of the country.

  • “This year” refers to the period from Jan 1 at 00:00 up to now.

    The data on abortions displayed on the Worldometer’s counter is based on the latest statistics on worldwide abortions published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.

    In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion [1] , there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

    more info.

    What ever happened to birth control pills, condoms etc. cause that number isn’t all from rapes!
    Having an abortion has become a fashion statement for some people, just ask Hollywood.

    Coronavirus daily update: April 15, 2020The latest news and biggest developments to keep you informed about the deadly pandemic.

    A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 2 million people worldwide.

    More than 136,000 people across the globe have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

    Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 638,000 diagnosed cases and at least 30,844 deaths.

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