WEDNESDAY COVID NUMBERS: A new case confirmed today; Total number of cases confirmed at Humboldt now 28 | Lost Coast Outpost


The number of COVID-19 cases in Humboldt County is now 28, following confirmation of an additional positive case today.
Of these 28 people, eight had traveled abroad, 13 had been in contact with a known case and three are believed to have contracted the virus through community transmission. Four other cases are under investigation.

Three-quarters of Humboldt County’s cases are located around the most populated areas – Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna and McKinleyville. The average age of those infected is 41 years old. Men account for 54% of the cases, while 46% are women.

County health worker Dr. Teresa Frankovich cautioned against over-reading these statistics. “You can expect larger population centers to have more cases,” she said. “No area in the county is considered low risk because we have community transmission.”

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– Daily COVID-19 case report for April 1

Total new positive cases confirmed on April 1: 1

  • Total number of positive cases: 28
  • Total number of active cases: 27
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 1

Total number of people tested by the Public Health Laboratory: 380

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 361 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial laboratories)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 750 tests and can process approximately 45 samples per day with an approximate delay of 48 to 72 hours.


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