A total of 621 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 16 cases were confirmed since Friday.
As much of the nation is seeing a wave of confirmed cases, California is also seeing an upward trend, according to Humboldt County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis. Recently, the majority of Humboldt County’s cases are tied to travel and gatherings, he said, adding that they are scattered throughout the county, rather than originating from one or two larger clusters or outbreaks.
“We’re seeing groups of people gather indoors and coming into close contact for longer periods of time,” Dr. Ennis said. “We’ve been talking about the confluence of COVID and colder weather for months, and now that time is here. We all have to redouble our prevention efforts to slow transmission, protect the vulnerable and preserve health care capacity.”
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