Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information:
Humboldt Countys count of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 195, after 6 additional cases were reported today.
Todays alert level stands at a 2 and has stayed the same because the tool was introduced Thursday. This is due, in part, to a high need for screening and testing products across the country, according to Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich.
“Some of our more current cases have been individuals tested through industrial labs collected either at the OptumServe site in Eureka or their providers office, so we desire to encourage individuals who are not experiencing symptoms to sign up for a test at Optum,” she said. “Individuals with symptoms, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, must reach out to their primary care supplier or to the Joint Information Center if they do not have a company so they can be tested.
Check out LHI.care/ covidtesting or call 888-634-1123 to make a visit at the OptumServe website at Redwood Acres in Eureka. Please keep in mind just offered consultations will be shown on the site. Inspect back to schedule if no time slots are offered.
For the most current COVID-19 info, go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Regional information is offered at humboldtgov.org or throughout organisation hours by getting in touch with email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
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= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
Dr. Frankovich stated that even with an increased demand on screening and the slower turn-around time right now, evaluating for the virus is still a helpful public health tool. “Some of our more recent cases have actually been people evaluated through industrial laboratories collected either at the OptumServe site in Eureka or their service providers workplace, so we desire to motivate people who are not experiencing symptoms to sign up for a test at Optum,” she stated. “Individuals with signs, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, should reach out to their primary care company or to the Joint Information Center if they do not have a provider so they can be tested.