A total of 37 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after nine new cases were confirmed today.
No additional cases of community transmission have been confirmed at this time. Another person has been hospitalized, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to two since the outbreak began.
Data available to date indicates the following means of transmission for all Humboldt County cases:
- Contact to a Known Case: 18
- Travel-Acquired: 11
- Community Transmission: 3
- Under Investigation: 5
Approximately 75 percent of cases are located in areas in or around Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville and Fortuna. Fifty-three percent are male, while 47 percent are female. The mean age of all local cases is 42.
As the number of cases continues to rise, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich stressed the importance of being proactive to “flatten the curve” and prevent spread of the virus. “Follow the shelter-in-place order, and if you must leave your home, practice social distancing,” she said. “That is still the best way to protect yourself and your family.”
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