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Humboldt County’s COVID-19 case count now stands at 91, as three additional positives were confirmed today.
Beginning today, the Humboldt County Joint Information Center will report each Friday the age range of county residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:
A total of 5,086 county residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Humboldt County’s testing rate of 3,725 per 100,000 residents is higher than the estimated state rate of 3,558 per 100,000. The estimated national rate is 3,693 per 100,000 people.
The rate of confirmed cases in the county stands at 65 per 100,000 residents, with the state rate more than three times higher at an estimated 222 cases per 100,000. The estimated U.S. rate of confirmed cases is 495 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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