Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. The total number of county residents confirmed to have contracted the virus is 231.
Of these three cases, two people contracted the virus through contact with a known case, and the means of transmission for the third case is under investigation. A total of 14 cases remain under investigation.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich noted that since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has experienced waves of new cases, followed by relative quiet periods in detected virus transmission.
“The epidemiological curve on the data dashboard shows the current wave has been ongoing for more than a month,” Dr. Frankovich said. “This increase in local disease activity is a reminder that safety precautions are more important than ever. We have the ability to dramatically change the landscape of virus transmission in our community, helping to keep our businesses open and facilitate on-site school instruction for our children.”
Today’s alert level stands at a three. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.
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