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COVID-19 Statistics | Dec. 8, 2021 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported the death of a resident in their 70s from COVID-19. Staff at the department’s operations center offer their condolences to the families, friends and caregivers of those who have died and all who have lost loved ones to the virus.

35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total number of residents who tested positive for the virus to 10,314. A new hospitalization case, a resident in her 60s, was also reported.

As of Tuesday, public health and other local vaccination destinations have administered a total of 165,818 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report, 1,738 vaccine doses have been administered, and 1,162 other residents have completed their series of vaccinations.
  • A total of 82,529 residents, or approximately 69% of the county’s population age 5 and older, were vaccinated. About 9,100 residents, or roughly 8% of the population aged 5 and older, had been partially vaccinated as of Tuesday.

With Omicron identified in California and 19 other US states so far, public health continues to run genetic testing locally for surveillance while waiting for the rapidly spreading variant to arrive.

All international travelers traveling to the United States, regardless of vaccination status, are now required to show a negative test taken one day before their departure as part of stricter travel requirements put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week.

The CDC recommends that all international travelers be tested for COVID-19 three to five days after travel regardless of vaccination status. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 after travel should get tested immediately.

Residents who have traveled internationally in the past two weeks and tested positive at home are asked to call the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000 to report their results to Public Health. Those who have not traveled outside the United States and tested positive for COVID-19 at home should notify their primary care provider, or public health if there is no one, and isolate to limit the spread of the disease.

Travelers leaving Humboldt County and traveling internationally should contact the airline prior to travel and stay updated on the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for their destination. Information for most countries can be found on the US Department of State’s Travel Advisory website.

All eligible adults 18 years of age or older are encouraged to receive a booster dose. Health officials also stress that those who have been partially vaccinated must complete their own series of vaccinations. A fully vaccinated person is half as likely to pass the infection as an unvaccinated person. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an unvaccinated person is about six times more likely to get COVID-19 and 14 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than a vaccinated person.

Public Health offers Family Vaccination Clinics throughout the month of December to prioritize children aged 5-11 and provide family members with a convenient way to get their vaccinations.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a particular vaccine, visit the vaccine page.

Immunization and testing services are available in Humboldt County free of charge. Although walks are allowed at most regular public health clinics and many drugstore vaccination sites, a sharp increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some sites. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and clinics in the public health main office. Appointments are highly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

See the table below for the dates, times and locations of the public health clinic and vaccinations, and the locations and services available:

Trinidad Family Clinic – Thursday 9th December, 4-7pm
Trinidad City Council (409 Trinity Street)
5-18 and family members.
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna.
PCR and rapid test are available.
Appointments are highly recommended.

Eureka – Friday, December 10, 9am-4pm – Full
(College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby) (7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna.
PCR and rapid test are available.

Hoba Family Clinic – Saturday 11th December, from 10am to 3pm
Hoopa High (101 Loop Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna.
PCR and rapid test are available.

Eureka – Sunday, December 12, 9am-4pm.
Ag Building (5630 South Broadway)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna.
PCR and rapid test are available.

Eureka – Monday 13th December 9am to 3:30pm Closed from noon to 1pm
Public Health Main Office (529 First Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna.
Appointment is required. No test available.
A $25 gift card for adults who receive the first or second dose.
Required dates.

View the data dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from earlier.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org, by calling covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us, or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check vaccine availability at your local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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