County Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Instances Since Friday


Humboldt County Public Well being reported at the moment that it has confirmed 30 new COVID-19 instances and one new hospitalization since Friday, bringing the county’s case rely to three,210.

Humboldt County confirmed 85 instances final week, making 458 for the month of February, a steep decline from January’s 990 and December’s 863. At this time’s instances have been reported after labs processed 650 samples with a test-positivity charge of 4.6 p.c.

In response to the county’s dashboard, seven native residents are presently hospitalized with COVID-19. Native obtainable intensive care unit capability, in the meantime, sits at 25 p.c.

Public Well being additionally introduced Thursday that Humboldt County has been allotted 4,740 further COVID-19 vaccination doses for this week. So far, the county has administered 26,789 vaccine doses, with 7,374 native residents having been totally vaccinated and one other 12,041 having obtained the primary of the required two doses.

The state, in the meantime, introduced Friday that at the moment it might start the method of transitioning vaccine distribution to Blue Protect, which has been contracted the state to streamline and handle the logistics of allocating vaccines to native well being departments and suppliers. The change will occur in three waves, with Humboldt County, which presently ranks 28th within the state for doses administered per capita, in keeping with a Journal evaluation, falling within the third wave later this month.

Over the weekend, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration additionally approved a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine — manufactured Johnson & Johnson — for emergency use, with shipments anticipated to start later this week. The county reported that it’s going to launch extra details about the single-use vaccine later this week.

When the state of California up to date its COVID danger tier assignments final week, it moved Humboldt County into the state’s crimson tier for the primary time since January, as native officers had predicted.

The brand new designation means some companies and organizations can reopen indoor operations, together with eating places, gyms, film theaters and locations of worship, at lowered capability.

The state knowledge reveals the county with a seven-day common test-positive charge of two.7 p.c and a day day case charge of 6.Three per 100,000, in comparison with California total, which has a 4.eight positivity charge and 15.2 instances per 100,000.

As is the case all through the state and the nation, vaccination efforts proceed to maneuver slowly ahead regionally, with residents over the age of 70, healthcare staff, lecturers and first responders presently eligible to obtain their pictures. The clinics stay invitation solely to regulate publicity dangers and guarantee vaccinations are administered in keeping with the county’s precedence tiers, with residents urged to finish the county’s vaccination curiosity kind to be notified when they’re eligible.

Residents are additionally urged to proceed to observe COVID security pointers as vaccinations roll out, which may take months.

So far, Humboldt County has confirmed 3,320 instances, with 134 hospitalizations and 33 confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths.

The county dashboard lists 3,043 individuals as having “recovered” from the virus regionally, although that simply means they’re now not contagious and doesn’t account for long-term well being impacts, which native healthcare staff have informed the Journal will be substantial, even in beforehand wholesome sufferers.

The county’s check positivity charge has gone from 3.6 p.c in November, to 7.Three p.c in December and 9.9 p.c in January, earlier than dropping to six.5 p.c in February.

Nationwide, greater than 28.Four million COVID-19 instances have been confirmed, with 511,839 associated deaths, in keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management. In California, 3.5 million instances have been confirmed with 52,194 deaths, in keeping with the Division of Public Well being.

The state has issued a journey advisory strongly discouraging all non-essential journey and urging anybody getting back from non important, out-of-state journey must self-quarantine for at least 10 days upon their return.

In the meantime, the county’s Joint Info Middle is urging locals to get examined, calling it “one of the crucial useful issues county residents can do for the neighborhood at giant,” as a result of it permits Public Well being to catch instances early and restrict unfold. The state-run OptumServe testing web site at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka is open seven days every week and no-cost appointments will be made clicking right here or calling (888) 634-1123.

The Humboldt County Knowledge Dashboard contains hospitalization charges age group, dying charges age group and case totals ZIP code, the latter of that are reported in “a variety of zero to five for case rely till the realm surpasses 5 complete instances,” in keeping with the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the precise quantity might be included.

Fundamentals of COVID-19

The California Division of Public Well being and the Facilities for Illness Management, state that signs of novel coronavirus embrace cough and shortness of breath or issue respiration, or a minimum of two of the next: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat or a brand new lack of style or scent.

Emergency warning indicators needing fast medical consideration embrace issue respiration or shortness of breath, persistent ache or stress within the chest, new confusion or incapacity to awaken, and bluish lips or face.

In an emergency scenario:

Name forward to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the opportunity of a COVID-19 an infection and, if attainable, placed on a face masks.

Signs or attainable publicity:

Within the case of a attainable publicity with signs — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your physician’s workplace or the county Division of Well being and Human Providers, which has a hotline that may be reached throughout enterprise hours at covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or at (707) 441-5000. Residents searching for medical recommendation or questions on testing are requested to contact Public Well being at hhsphb@co.humbldt.ca.us or at (707) 445-6200.

St. Joseph Well being has additionally arrange a digital evaluation software as an help to assessing danger elements for contracting the sickness, which will be discovered right here.

The Federal Emergency Administration Company has began a rumor-control webpage that may be discovered right here. For the Journal‘s newest COVID tales, updates and data sources, click on right here.

Learn the county’s launch beneath:

Mar. 1, 2021 – 30 New Instances Reported Since Friday

Thirty further instances of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County since Friday. A complete of three,210 residents have examined optimistic for the virus.

Over the weekend, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine, this one manufactured Johnson & Johnson, with shipments from the federal authorities anticipated to start this week. Public Well being is growing plans for the native rollout of this new vaccine and can present extra data within the coming days. Learn extra concerning the Johnson & Johnson EUA at fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/janssen-covid-19-vaccine.

Humboldt County Public Well being reached out to the California Division of Public Well being (CDPH) when Youth and Leisure Grownup Sports activities steering was first issued to make clear the state’s limitations on observers at practices and competitions for youth sports activities in addition to the state’s restrictions on spectators at grownup sporting occasions. That data might be shared as quickly as CDPH clarifies the steering.

The day day, weekly and month-to-month datasets have been up to date on the Humboldt County Knowledge Dashboard. Some highlights embrace:

The 20-29 age group stays the best share of native instances at 23.2%, however the 10-19 and 40-49 age teams noticed the best weekly improve in instances with 19 and 18 respectively.
The case-doubling time has improved to 101.75 days, up from 81.75 days final Monday. This refers back to the period of time it might take for the present case rely to double.
Cough, headache and diarrhea/stomach ache/vomiting are the three mostly reported signs in native instances.
Public Well being officers encourage anybody who has signs of COVID-19 however has not been uncovered to somebody recognized to have the virus to hunt one of many many no-cost testing choices obtainable all through the county. For a full listing of testing choices, go to humboldtgov.org/COVIDTestRegistration. Those that have been uncovered to a optimistic case ought to quarantine and search medical care if signs worsen.

For the latest COVID-19 data, go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Native data is out there at humboldtgov.org or throughout enterprise hours contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Native COVID-19 vaccine data: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Knowledge Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard
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