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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020 - Two Additional Deaths, 64 New Cases Reported Since Saturday

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Correction: Case Count Total Stands at 1,647 

Today’s case count cumulative total overstated positive COVID-19 cases by one. A person who was added to the count last week was found to be a resident of another county and has now been removed. Today’s case count remains at 64, and the cumulative total is now 1,647. The Joint Information Center regrets the error.  


Two Humboldt County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, and 64 new cases have been confirmed since Saturday’s report. A total of 1,648 residents of the county have tested positive for the virus.

One of the individuals who died was in their 80s and the other in their 90s. Both were residents of Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Eureka. A total of 71 residents and 28 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility. Ten residents have died.  

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said Public Health extends its sympathies to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones to the virus. 

As of today, Humboldt County has been allocated 5,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna combined). Public Health is currently working in partnership with Humboldt County’s health care community to provide vaccine to health care workers in Phase 1A-tier 1, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine guidelines. 

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