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Humboldt County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 122, as nine additional cases were reported today. This marks the largest single-day increase in cases since April 2, when nine cases were also reported.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “While these new cases appear to primarily reflect contacts with previously reported cases, the only way to prevent wider spread is to focus on prevention measures,” adding that Public Health, the Emergency Operations Center and community partners have done an “excellent” job of building up the county’s response capacity.
Dr. Frankovich reiterated that personal responsibility will determine the county’s COVID-19 outcomes going forward. “We’ve expanded testing, established an alternate care site and trained teams of contact tracers. Now it’s up to each one of us to limit spread of this virus by following those safety measures like physical distancing and wearing facial coverings that we’ve all been following since the outbreak began,” she said.
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