COVID-19 Statistics | Aug. 12, 2020 – Lost Coast Outpost

News release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

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Six extra cases of COVID-19 were reported today, giving 299 the total variety of Humboldt County citizens who have actually contracted the infection.
Of the 299 validated cases, 161 were contracted through contact with a recognized case, 70 were acquired through travel and 43 were neighborhood transmission. The methods of transmission for 25 remaining cases are still under investigation by Public Healths contact tracing groups. That process frequently needs interviews with many individuals in an effort to identify how the infection was gotten and if no source is discovered, they are thought about community-acquired.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said it can be hard for an individual who contracts the virus to keep in mind every person or location they came in contact with in the last ten days, how long their interaction lasted, at what distance and whether masks were used the whole time. “All of this is essential information to have in examinations so that we can work to limit spread of COVID in our community,” she stated. “Staying home as much as possible, avoiding gathering with those who live beyond your family, distancing and using facial coverings continue to be essential ways to restrict spread of COVID.”
Todays alert level stands at three or level orange. Go to humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the countys Alert Level Assessment tool.
For the most recent COVID-19 info, check out cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local info is readily available at humboldtgov.org or throughout business hours by getting in touch with covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

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

Of the 299 confirmed cases, 161 were contracted through contact with a known case, 70 were gotten through travel and 43 were community transmission. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said it can be difficult for an individual who contracts the infection to keep in mind every person or location they came in contact with in the last 10 days, how long their interaction lasted, at what range and whether masks were worn the entire time. “All of this is essential information to have in investigations so that we can work to limit spread of COVID in our neighborhood,” she stated.