Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident in their 60s and one in their 70s. Two new hospitalizations were also reported including a resident in their 50s and one aged 80 or older.
An additional 119 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 28 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 4. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 22,024. An additional 5,164 cases are reported as probable.*
Local vaccination data has been updated on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Highlights include:
- Since the last weekly report on Sept. 28, an additional 113 residents completed their vaccine series.
- A total of 91,747 individuals, or approximately 67% of the county’s total population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.
Vaccines remain readily available throughout Humboldt County and vaccination and testing services are free of charge. Both of the new bivalent boosters, the Moderna (18 and older) and Pfizer (12 and older) version, are available and appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov for clinic locations throughout the county.
The boosters are single-dose and include components of the original virus strain and the Omicron subvariants. People can receive the updated booster regardless of previous booster doses received. The updated bivalent boosters replace the previous monovalent booster vaccines for individuals 12 years of age and older. Children ages 5 to 11 can still boost their immunity with the monovalent boosters.
Young children ages 6 months to 5 years old can receive a vaccine at Public Health Main’s Monday clinics in Eureka. Appointments are required at MyTurn.ca.gov. Please note: the Public Health Main clinic will not be operating on Monday, Oct. 10. All other clinics are for those 5 years of age and older. Questions about clinic services can be directed to Public Health at 707-445-6201.
OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger Building seven days a week. Walk-ins will receive only rapid antigen testing unless the attendee specifically states they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Wharfinger testing runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is closed from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m.
See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services.
Rio Dell— Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rio Dell Fire Department (50 Center St.)
Eureka— Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Bridgeville— Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bridgeville Family Resource Center (3817 Kneeland Road)
Eureka— Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Library (1313 Third St.)
Eureka— Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Eureka Boat Launch (under Samoa Bridge)
Willow Creek— Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Willow Creek Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Eureka— Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center (133 Seventh St.)
Fortuna— Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fortuna Veterans Hall (1426 Main St.)
Redway— Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR test 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 with COVID-19 disease by a health care provider, 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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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert