COVID-19 Statistics | 16 August 2021 | Lost coastal post

COVID-19 Statistics |  16 August 2021 |  Lost coastal post

A resident of Humboldt County in the 60s has died of COVID-19, bringing the number of residents who died with the virus to 59. Staff at the Department Operations Center share their condolences with the family, friends and caregivers of the person who died.

One hundred and ninety-nine new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the county since Friday. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus is now at 6,161.

Eight new admissions were also reported, including one in his 20s, one in his 30s, two in his 40s, two in his 50s, one in his 60s and one in his 70s.

Since the last weekly update on August 9, the county has reported 429 new cases of COVID-19, 30 new hospitalizations and three deaths. To date, 287 admissions and 59 deaths have been confirmed in the county.

As the number of cases and hospitalizations continues to rise in Humboldt County, health officials are urging residents to reconsider collections at this time to limit transmission in the community.

The Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society on Friday issued a strong appeal to the community to be vaccinated, signed by 111 local doctors. “You trust us with all other aspects of your health. Trust us with this, ”the letter states. “We are not asking you to do something that we have not already done. Please, for the sake of our society: the young, the old and all the intermediate ones are being vaccinated. Click here to read the entire letter.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended third-dose mRNA vaccines Pfizer or Moderna to people with moderate to severe immune compromise. The third dose must be the same vaccine as the initial series and administered at least four weeks after the end of a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. Those who want to know if a third dose is right for them should contact their primary care physician.

All available vaccines are extremely effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death of the virus. Vaccine is available at public health clinics throughout the county, and walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment in advance, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.

See the form for future public health clinics below:

Willow Creek – Tuesday, August 17 at 10:30 to 14:00
Willow Creek Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Willow Creek – Tuesday, August 17 at 15.30 to 18.00
Willow Creek Family Resource Center (38883 Hwy. 299)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Wednesday, August 18 from noon to 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Fair – Main Parking Lot (1250 Fifth St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Orick – Thursday, August 19 from noon to 2 p.m.
Orick School – 120918 Hwy. 101, Orick
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Thursday, August 19 from noon to 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Fair – Main Parking Lot (1250 Fifth St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Trinidad – Thursday, August 19 at 16-19
Trinidad City Hall – 409 Trinity St.
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Ferndale – Friday, August 20 from noon to 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Fair – Main Parking Lot (1250 Fifth St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Most local pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccines, and many allow walk-ins. Visit vaccines.gov to check availability, or text a zip code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby.

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children up to 12 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations are approved for people over 18 years of age. Full protection against the vaccine is achieved two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine.

Vaccinated individuals who have close contact with a person with COVID-19 should be tested three to five days after exposure, even if they have no symptoms. They should wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days after exposure or until their test result is negative, according to the CDC. Anyone, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for 10 days if their test result is positive.

OptumServe has expanded its rankings for free testing. For information on test sites, see humboldtgov.org/2787/Test-Registration. In addition to public test sites, home polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and less sensitive rapid antigen test kits are available at local pharmacies and online suppliers.

See the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.

For the latest COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check if a vaccine is available at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local information about COVID-19 vaccine: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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