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Local Lab Results To Be Published Tuesday
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.
Total new positive cases confirmed on April 20: 0
Daily COVID-19 case report for April 20
Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 1,057
Total number of people tested by all other sources: 648(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)
The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 700 tests and can process about 55 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.
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@example.com 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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