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Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 579 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have contracted the virus.
The daily, weekly and monthly datasets on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard have been updated. Some highlights include:
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said asymptomatic transmission continues to be of concern. “Since we know that individuals without symptoms are able to transmit the virus, it is important that people participate in screening, which becomes even more important if engaging in higher risk activities that may have resulted in an exposure.” Dr. Frankovich added that testing of those who are asymptomatic is a valuable tool to monitor virus spread in our community. “I’d encourage everyone to sign up for testing,” she said.
Appointments are available at the OptumServe site at Redwood Acres in Eureka for those without symptoms. To make an appointment at OptumServe, go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Those experiencing cough, fever, headache or other symptoms of COVID-19 should reach out to their primary care provider or call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
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