Confirmation of five new positive cases of Covid; This includes another confirmed Alder Bay staff member – red belt


Public health laboratory reportThe total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County is now 77, with five more positive cases confirmed today.

Humboldt County Public Health tests at Alder Bay Assisted Living found an additional staff member at the facility positive for the virus. This person is isolating now. Staff and resident repeat testing will continue over the weekend. Of the other four cases, one has been determined to be travel related and three cases are still under investigation.

Dr. Josh Ennis, deputy chief health officer for Humboldt County, said recent case investigations underscore the need to distance themselves from society, minimize travel, and avoid gathering in groups. Even if it feels good, one person can clearly spread the virus to many other people in a group, which, combined with travel, multiplies cases, he said.

“The virus is circulating in Humboldt County, so ask yourself if it is appropriate to travel or to assemble groups of people,” said Ennis, adding, “In light of the reopening of businesses, we all have more reasons to act responsibly and to contribute collectively. to avoid a scenario of uncontrolled spread of the virus. “

Total number of new positive cases confirmed on May 16: 5

COVID-19 Daily Case Report of May 16

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 77
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 9
  • Total number of cases recovered: 57

Transmission information for all known cases

  • Contact with a known case: 36
  • Acquired trips: 22
  • Community transmission: 13
  • Under investigation: 6

Total number of people tested by the Public Health Laboratory: 2,391

* Total number of people tested by all other sources: 1,572
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial laboratories)

* The numbers of commercial laboratories are not available on weekends. This number will be updated on Monday.

After receiving additional supplies, the Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,600 tests and can process approximately 65 samples per day with an approximate delay of 48 to 72 hours.

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What do these figures mean?

Humboldt test results in numbers

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