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Posted on: April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022 - 166 New Cases During Past Seven-Day Period

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 137 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as well as 29 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 26. No new hospitalizations or deaths were reported. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 17,311. An additional 3,069 cases are reported as probable.* 

Local vaccination data has been updated. Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on April 20, an additional 83 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 89,684 individuals, or approximately 66% of the county’s total population, were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Today, The Washington Post reported comments from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci who said the United States has entered a transitional phase in the COVID-19 pandemic. “Right now we’re at a low enough level that I believe that we’re transitioning into endemicity. We’re not in the full-blown explosive pandemic phase. That does not mean that the pandemic is over,” Fauci told The Washington Post. “A pandemic means widespread infection throughout the world. … In our country we’re transitioning into more of a controlled endemicity.”

Individuals should 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.

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger site in Eureka daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments for all testing services are strongly recommended and can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.

Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites. Appointments can also be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Second booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna are available at all Humboldt County Public Health vaccine clinics for those 50 and older, as well as certain immunocompromised individuals, as long as it has been four months since your first booster shot. Those interested in a second booster can also check with pharmacies about availability. 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 Public Health at 707-445-6201.

Manila — Thursday, April 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
     Manila Resource Center Family Clinic (1611 Peninsula Drive)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Friday, April 29, 1 to 8 p.m.
     Wharfinger Family Clinic (1 Marina Way)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     College of the Redwoods Family Clinic (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Monday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 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
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Tuesday, May 3, 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
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, May 3, 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
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Fortuna — Wednesday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Fortuna Veterans Hall Family Clinic (1426 Main St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Betty Chinn Family Day Center Family Clinic (133 Seventh St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Redway — Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     Jefferson Community Center (1000 B St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR tests results or detection of SARS-CoV-2 by genomic sequencing, and “probable cases” are individuals who:

  • Have a positive antigen (Ag) test for COVID-19, or
  • Were diagnosed by a health care provider with COVID-19 disease, or
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 disease after being in close contact with a person having a PCR-confirmed test result, or
  • Were a decedent whose death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or significant contributing factor of their death, in the absence of a positive PCR test result.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/3246
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April 27 COVID Update (PDF)

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