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New confirmed COVID-19 cases: 1
Transmission information for all known cases
Number of tests run since last report
Total tests run to date
Public Health Laboratory testing Information
In an effort to become more precise with data reporting, some changes have to be made to daily lab result numbers. Over time, information from commercial laboratories and other sources has become increasingly unreliable as more testing devices and methodologies have come online. Going forward, the Joint Information Center will report only data from the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory and the OptumServe public test site in Eureka. This represents the vast majority of tests conducted in Humboldt County at this time.
The total number of tests run has been inaccurate on the humboldtgov.org homepage and HumCoCOVID social media pages since Saturday, due to inconsistent reporting practices and delayed information from testing sources other than the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory.
The number of tests run to date by the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory is 3,163, and the number of tests run to date by the OptumServe public test site is 2,608 for a total of 5,771. The dashboard on the Humboldt County homepage and social media graphics will reflect the change in reporting starting today. We apologize for the error.
For the most recent information about COVID-19, visit CDC.gov or CDPH.ca.gov. For local information, visit humboldtgov.org, call 707-441-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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