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Humboldt County Public Health reported today 34 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 19,492. No new hospitalizations or deaths were reported.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, the Joint Information Center (JIC) will issue Case Count news releases and Data Dashboard updates three times a week instead of five. Those will be issued Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with the goal of moving to once weekly updates as Humboldt County transitions from a pandemic to an endemic response.
Also starting Monday, the JIC Call Center will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Its hours will be 8 a.m.to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Since the last data update on Feb. 18, the county has recorded 372 new cases of COVID-19. Two deaths of residents, one unvaccinated and another fully vaccinated, were reported. Five new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were also reported. Three were unvaccinated and two were fully vaccinated. Age ranges of reported hospitalizations during that period are as follows:
Severe outcomes from COVID-19 continue to be higher among unvaccinated individuals. The graphs below depict average weekly case rates and weekly hospitalizations and deaths in unvaccinated and fully vaccinated local residents.
As depicted in the graph above for the period from May 30, 2021 to Feb. 13, 2022, 18 deaths of fully vaccinated Humboldt County residents from COVID-19 were reported. The average age of those deaths was 79. During that same period, 57 deaths of unvaccinated residents were reported. The average age of those deaths was 67. During that same period, 73 fully vaccinated residents were hospitalized with an average age of 73. An additional 280 unvaccinated individuals were hospitalized with an average age of 59. View a more detailed depiction of the hospitalization and death rates graph here.
The current seven-day average case rate in Humboldt County is approximately 31, meaning that for every 100,000 residents, approximately 31 tested positive daily over the last seven days. Case rates vary considerably by vaccination status, as illustrated in the graph below, which depicts average weekly case rates since January 2021 in unvaccinated and fully vaccinated residents.
The most recent seven-day average case rate for the period ending Feb. 13, is 23 per 100,000 residents for fully vaccinated and 22 per 100,000 residents for unvaccinated individuals. View a more detailed depiction of the case rate graph here.
Residents, particularly those who are unvaccinated, are urged to continue to take protective measures against COVID-19 by washing hands frequently, socially distancing, wearing a well-fitted mask and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
CDPH recommends individuals stay home and away from others and get tested if they become sick or experience COVID-19 symptoms that may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or muscle aches.
Two Public Health vaccination clinics will be held Saturday in Eureka, one at College of the Redwoods and another at the United Methodist Church. There will be PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis at the College of the Redwoods clinic. No testing will be offered at the United Methodist Church site. PCR testing is also available at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka seven days a week.
Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. While walk-ins are allowed at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites, appointments are recommended for all vaccinations and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.
Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.
See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.
Eureka — Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby (7351 Tompkins Hill Road) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. United Methodist Church (1901 F St.) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No testing available Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Monday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Main Office (529 I St.) Ages 12 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No testing available $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments recommended.
Eureka — Tuesday, Mar. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Main Office (529 I St.) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No testing available $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments recommended.
Willow Creek — Tuesday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Wednesday, Mar. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Humboldt County Agriculture Building (5630 S. Broadway) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Blue Lake — Thursday, Mar. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Friday, Mar. 4, 1 to 8 p.m. Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building. Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time. For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting email@example.com or calling 1-707-441-5000.
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