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Thursday’s positive case was initially believed to be a person who had worked at the Alder Bay Assisted Living facility. After further investigation, that turned out to be inaccurate. We regret the error.
There are four new cases today. Two are residents at Alder Bay, one is a contact to a different known case, and the fourth is under investigation.
The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:
A total of 3,906 county residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Humboldt County’s testing rate of 2,830 per 100,000 residents is higher than the estimated state rate of 2,765 per 100,000. The estimated national rate is 3,139 per 100,000 people.
The rate of confirmed cases in the county stands at 51 per 100,000 residents, with the state rate more than three times higher at an estimated 188 cases per 100,000. The estimated U.S. rate of confirmed cases is 433 per 100,000 people.
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 these 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 other 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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