COVID-19 Statistics | Aug. 7, 2020 – Lost Coast Outpost

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information:

Humboldt Countys total case count stands at 282, after 2 brand-new cases were reported today.
Due to the pace of increasing cases, Public Health yesterday raised Effectiveness of Disease Control to level 3 on the countys Alert Level Assessment Tool. While this does not change the overall alert level, currently at 3 or level orange, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich called the rise in cases concerning.
” Weve reported 49 cases simply this week alone, and that represents about 17 percent of our overall cases given that February,” she said. “These advancements need to deepen our resolve to do everything we can to restrict the spread of this virus.”
Dr. Frankovich went on to say, “Im deeply grateful to the large majority of our citizens who handle this obligation to secure each other by utilizing all avoidance tools at hand such as facial coverings, distancing and neither inviting nor taking a trip travel by household members and pals. These kinds of choices truly do make a distinction for our county.”
The Public Health Laboratory was not able to operate at full capability today due to a major plumbing problem over night that flooded part of the lab and triggered significant damage to the workplaces of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers. Some operations were affected, Public Health personnel said, in terms of COVID testing the lab “didnt avoid a beat.”
For the most recent COVID-19 info, see cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Regional details is readily available at humboldtgov.org or throughout organization hours by getting in touch with covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard,Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19, Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19, Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19, andHumboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
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View of the County Health Officers workplace.

The Public Health Laboratory was not able to run at full capability today due to a major plumbing problem over night that flooded part of the lab and caused significant damage to the offices of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers. Michele Stephens, Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Dr. Josh Ennis are momentarily relocating within the building while their workplaces are fixed. Some operations were affected, Public Health workers said, in terms of COVID testing the laboratory “didnt avoid a beat.”

= historical data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information.