A sixth Humboldt County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died.
This individual was hospitalized in the 1970s for symptoms of COVID-19. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovic expressed her condolences, saying her heart is with this man’s loved ones and all who mourn the loss.
Twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, resulting in 473 of the county’s population who tested positive for the virus.
“The recent increase in the number of cases is very worrying,” said Dr. Frankovic. “If we continue at this pace, there is a risk that we will move to the ‘essential’ or red layer in the new state framework. This increase not only has consequences for the health of our community, but can also affect our local businesses, many of which will have to reduce their operations or, in some cases, close. “
Dr Franković emphasized the importance of complying with preventive measures to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-1
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