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The Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory’s test run for Monday, April 20, started late in the day and will not be completed in time for a report tonight.
Tonight’s test numbers will instead be included in Tuesday’s COVID-19 case report. Commercial laboratories reported a total of 12 tests run with no positive cases. The current total number of confirmed cases remains 52.
Humboldt County Public Health is now able to report six days a week the total number of county residents who have recovered from COVID-19. Of the 52 confirmed cases, a total of 47 have recovered.
The total number of recovered cases represents the number of people with confirmed cases who are no longer in isolation. That means these individuals have met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for release, including absence of fever for at least three days without use of fever-reducing medicine, improvement in symptoms and have had seven days or more since onset of symptoms.
The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:
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.
What do the numbers mean?
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 updated each Friday:
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