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Two additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 112 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.
The means of transmission for these new cases is under investigation. Two cases reported previously were determined to be acquired through travel to an area outside of Humboldt County. County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich pointed out that we are seeing an increase in local community transmission while continuing to see the impact of travel.
“There is an inherent risk in traveling both because many areas are seeing more circulating virus than we are locally and because our behavior may be different when we are traveling. Residents should continue to limit movement in and out of the county as much as possible,” Dr. Frankovich said. “If you must travel, make sure to practice physical distancing in public spaces, avoid public gatherings, wear facial coverings and regularly wash and sanitize your hands. Taking these precautions can reduce, but not eliminate, your overall risk of exposure to COVID-19.”
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