Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
A 17º The resident of Humboldt County died after a positive test for COVID-19, and 27 more cases of the virus were reported today. The total number of county residents who tested positive for the virus is now 1,539.
The person who died was in her 80s and died outside the county. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said that Public Health extends its solidarity to families that have lost loved ones to the virus.
In vaccine news, the county received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine earlier this week. The Modern vaccine is especially important for rural communities because it does not need to be frozen in extreme temperatures and, once thawed, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 30 days. The Modern vaccine can also be shipped in smaller quantities. The distribution of this vaccine to local providers began today and will continue in weekly distributions.
The county is currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, which includes three levels that indicate priority. Humboldt County is vaccinating Phase 1A-level 1 and is preparing to expand to level 2, which will include community health workers, home health and home support services, public health staff and primary care clinics.
For more information on Phase IA levels and who will be next in the vaccine distribution process, visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/CDPH- Allocation-Guidelines- for-COVID-19-Vaccine-during-Phase-1A-Recommendations.aspx
Most facilities in Humboldt County are closed on December 24 and 25, although the Joint Information Center opens on Saturday, December 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, to receive calls from the public on topics related to the virus.
Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours, by contacting [email protected] or by calling 707-441-5000. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov.
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= historical data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
CalREDIE data. Unlisted postal codes had five cases or less. American Community Survey postcode populations, 2018.