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A total of 52 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, following confirmation of one additional case today.
Community transmission has been identified as the source of eight cases in Humboldt County. Twenty people acquired the virus through travel, and 23 had contact to a known case. The remaining case is under investigation.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said community transmission is occurring but is slower than it otherwise would be because of shelter-in-place and other measures. “That’s a good thing,” she said. “Aggressive contact investigations by Public Health together with isolation and quarantine orders remain critically important to ongoing containment efforts.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-441-5000.
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Notes on patient and demographic data
To protect the identity of people with COVID-19, their specific location of residence will not be disclosed. The Humboldt County Public Health Branch is legally responsible for protecting personal health information, including residence address, specific age, recent travel, the identities and locations of any contacts, the provider of medical treatment, the course of illness and any other information that might identify an individual with or exposed to the virus unless it serves the interests of public health to do so.
Although we understand it is of interest to residents, providing location and demographic information to the general public does nothing to slow the spread of illness. Humboldt County is experiencing untraceable person-to-person transmission, also known as “community spread,” and there is no place that can be considered safe. To reduce your chances of acquiring or spreading COVID-19, avoid travel, wash your hands, keep yourself and your environment clean, follow the shelter-in-place order, and do not leave home for any reason unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.
The following case information is provided daily Monday through Saturday:
Additional information is provided each Friday:
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