Press release from the Humboldt Joint Information Center:
Forty-eight additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday. A total of 898 residents of the county have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic, with more than 300 cases reported in November alone.
Residents who have been involved in high-risk activities during the holidays are urged to take precautions to prevent other people from being exposed to COVID-19. Gathering with non-household members, even seemingly healthy friends and relatives, can be considered high-risk, said Dr. Teresa Frankovic, a Humboldt County health official. She added that most trips also increase the risk, especially if prevention measures are not followed.
“Whether you̵7;re gathered indoors here, at home, or somewhere outside Humboldt County, the surest option is to act as if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19,” Dr. Frankovic said. “This means that you need to watch yourself and your family members closely for symptoms. If symptoms develop, please test yourself and isolate yourself at home until you get a negative test result. ”
For information on travel precautions, go to humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/90805.
The California Department of Public Health announced over the weekend that Humboldt County remained at the “purple” or widespread level below the U.S. Safer Economy Plan. The corrected frequency of cases and the degree of positivity are 7.7 and 2.8%, respectively. Read more at covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
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= historical data. All data from the Humboldt Joint Information Center.
Data from CalREDIE. Postal codes not listed had five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018