33 Additional Cases Reported Today

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

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A total of 2,171 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 33 new cases were reported today.

All Phase 1A health care workers are encouraged to fill out the Healthcare Workforce survey linked below to receive an invitation to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. That includes people who work in health care settings or long-term care facilities, home health caregivers and community health workers, including promotoras.

The form can be linked to here: forms.gle/AFys9CLHFHYg5bcC6.

“If you’re a health care worker and haven’t yet been vaccinated, register now,” said Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman. “In order for us to move onto the next priority group, we need to finish vaccinating health care workers in preparation for opening up vaccination clinics to additional groups, including older adults.”

The Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard has been updated to include “Unknown” as an additional category for transmission type, in addition to Contact to a Known Case, Travel-Acquired, Community Transmission and Under Investigation.

A person who tested positive for COVID-19 will be assigned as Unknown if the individual is:

  • Unable to be contacted
  • Not returning calls after initial contact
  • Unwilling to cooperate with Public Health.

Cases that met these criteria previously were assigned as Under Investigation. Dr. Hoffman said this new category will offer more clarity on the outcome of investigations.

“If you test positive, Public Health is here to offer support in keeping you and your loved ones safe. That means we need to talk to you,” Dr. Hoffman said. “Please answer the call. Our contact investigators are here to help slow the spread of the virus, and that requires all of us.”

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

Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard
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35 comments

  • Total of 2100 Humboldt county residents have tested positive in a year,but 58000 tested negative. That statement kind of makes COVID-19 look lame. Got over a hundred people that live on same street as me, not one fatality, lamedemic. Can’t even get half the health care workers to get vaccine and they have seen the so called ” front lines” . They need to ban Trump and Covid from the media. Ahhhh peace at last.

    • This same claim has been made before. It was wrong before too. Negative tests are not individual people. The substantial majority of those tests are people being repeatedly tested for work (many places are testing weekly), people undergoing sequences of medical procedures and being tested before each operation, etc.

      24 Humboldt residents have died. That’s about 1.14% of people who have been infected. However, note that deaths lag infections by about two-three weeks – we haven’t seen the deaths from the recent surge of infections yet. If you have a hundred people on your street, chances are about two of them would die at our current death rate, if infections were allowed to spread unchecked. Hopefully we have widespread vaccination before everyone on your street gets infected.

      • I fully understand that fair and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines is of the utmost importance, but what is also of great importance and a matter of quite literally life and death is making sure our elders, the most vulnerable population and most likely to succumb to covid are vaccinated and vaccinated as soon as possible.

        Now that the state, as well as federal government, has issued guidance that all people over 65 should be able to receive their vaccination I fail to understand why Humboldt county is not following this guidance. We are not advocating for local control as far as the tier system goes and I have seen the importance of a unified response touted in the media availabilities so why should we deviate from this stance now?

        We have known for months that the vaccine was on its way a plan should have already been in place. Now is the time for swift and efficient action.

        We need mass vaccination sites set up. We need our major health care systems Open Door and St. Joe’s contacting eligible patients and setting up appointments. If we do not have the resources we need we should be in contact with the state and federal government and not resting until the things we need are in place. This is not a time to be “inviting” people to set up their appointments it is a time for making sure that our most vulnerable are protected. Healthcare workers have had weeks, nearly a month to get that set up. It is time to follow the guidance of our state officials.

        West Virginia, one of the poorest and most rural states in our country, has had a huge success in getting over 70% of available vaccines distributed and the other 30% are allocated to those in need. I believe that if they can do it so can we. I believe that public health needs to be more transparent with the public as to why we are not following the state and federal guidance on this matter. I believe that if we have the resources and ability to get our health care workers vaccinated we can also get our elders vaccinated. This is not a time for excuses. This is a time for action before our hospitals become overwhelmed and we lose even more of our loved ones to this disease.

      • Your math reads like slanted partisan news.
        24 deaths 2171 positives
        24 ÷ 2171 = 0.011054813450023 = 1.1054813450023%
        Then you round “1,14%” up to two to show how all one hundred people on Lone Ranger’s street will catch the cov and two will die because 1% is 2%.

  • 17.6% ICU Capacity. We’re almost into the 15% zone and then more sanctions.

  • Bushy tails your math is off if you consider all the people that are asymptomatic or symptomatic that don’t get tested. Chances are the few people who are dying or have died will be tested. So the death rate if infected is less. Stop spreading misinformation.

  • Bushy tails knows this , it’s been brought up multiple times, he/she just ignores that fact

    • Pick which claim you want… the other thread someone was insisting they’re all false positives (due to excessive cycle counts in the pcr test) and actually far fewer people were infected…

      Until we have some better numbers I’m going to go with the ones in the press release. I actually do think that we have more infections (since the cycle count claims are obvious bullshit), but we don’t know how many, and reports range from about 1.5x to 5x. The county should do antibody testing at the same time as vaccinations, as we’ll lose the ability to collect this data once everyone is vaccinated.

      • He are the hard numbers bushy, 24 Humboldt county residents have died in a year from this devastating pandemic. That’s 2 people a month, at this rate all of Humboldt county will be wipped out by year 7500, thats 5000 years from now.This sheet is getting real, the majority thinks covid is a joke and the majority don’t want the vaccine.

      • “(since the cycle count claims are obvious bullshit)”

        Get that from a press release too bushy?

        Why, because they show your house of cards might be coming down?

        Do you even understand how the rtPCR test works? Even Fauci described using over 35 cycles as being worthless. Most are set at 40 or higher.

        Not to mention what the inventor said……

        By all means, stick to your press releases.

  • 🕯🌳People aren’t considering the long term effects. Once you catch it you kind of it for a long time after recovering. Do the research on that. 🖖🖖

  • 🕯🌳People that caught the virus then got over it have reported adverse effects. Some people that where were joggers are now walkers complaining that they become short of breath within a short distance, ringing in the ears that becomes so bad they become hospitalized again, increase in heart decay. They are finding out that it infects Vascular vessels in your body and it can lead to permanent damage. This can lead to a future burden to the Health Care System.

    • Thank you for mentioning this! people think theres just two states of being, recovered which is fully healed and dead. With covid there’s a huge spectrum I think people struggle to grasp that this disease effects everyone differently and you can’t just assume that all the people that didn’t die are how perfectly healthy.

      These long haulers may be more susceptible to other diseases and other viruses in the future. We need to think about the long term health and wellness of all people young and old in our community!

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