Thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. A person previously reported to be a positive case and subsequently hospitalized was later determined to be negative and suffering from an illness unrelated to COVID. Both the case and hospitalization have been removed from Humboldt County’s count. One additional hospitalization was reported today, so the cumulative number of hospitalizations stands at 73, and the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus is now 2,031.
The California Department of Public Health issued an updated travel advisory this week strongly discouraging all non-essential travel. The advisory states that anyone who chooses to travel from another state for non-essential reasons, such as tourism or recreation, needs to self-quarantine for a minimum of 10 days upon arrival. The advisory covers all 58 California counties. Additional restrictions are in place for counties that fall under the Regional Stay Home Order, but they do not apply to Humboldt at this time.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said limiting travel is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to preserve state and local intensive care unit (ICU) capacity. “Our ICU capacity has been relatively stable recently, but as of today, we know of a few local voluntary decisions to delay elective procedures in order to preserve that capacity,” he said.
Read more about the state order at covid19.ca.gov/travel.
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