Humboldt County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count rose to 149 after five additional cases were reported today.
Of the residents who have tested positive recently, most contracted the virus through travel to attend gatherings or participation in local gatherings. Travel by friends and family into and out of our county and subsequent gatherings with individuals outside the household unit are high risk for the individuals involved and the community at large.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “Based on our current case investigations, we expect to see an increase in cases over the next few days as contacts of these individuals are tested.”
Dr. Frankovich reiterated that any time more than one household gets together, there’s an increased risk of exposure. “Once again, we can keep each other safe by staying within our household groups,” she said.
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