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COVID-19 Statistics | Jan. 7, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported 72 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 11,805. Two new hospital admissions were also reported, one resident in their 50s and one in their 70s. Age.

As part of ongoing monitoring, a small number of samples of positive COVID-19 cases from healthcare staff tested this week by the Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory indicates that the Omicron variant is increasing in the community. Additional samples from the state confirmed cases of Omicron from late December and early January.

As the pandemic continues, health officials say they care more about hospitalizations than positive cases, adding that vaccination and boosters offer an increased level of protection from Omicron, Delta and other variants and those who are fully vaccinated or boosted typically develop milder symptoms, shorter illness, and less severe illness with Fewer hospitalizations. Locally, hospitalizations are still 17 times higher in unvaccinated individuals.

Public health officials continue to stress that residents, especially those who have not been vaccinated, continue to protect themselves and their families from all variants of COVID-19 by following mask requirements in public spaces, social distancing and getting vaccinated or boosted when they are eligible to do so.

Since the last data update on December 30, the county has recorded 853 new cases of COVID-19. Two deaths were reported during that period, both of whom are not immunized. Seven new hospital admissions from the population were also reported. Six of them were not vaccinated and one was vaccinated. The age ranges for hospital admission reported are as follows:

  • One person in his fifties
  • Two people in their sixties
  • One person in his seventies
  • 3 people 80 years of age or older

The graphs below—which depict average weekly case rates, hospitalizations, and death rates among the local unvaccinated and fully vaccinated populations—show that the most severe outcomes from COVID-19 are higher among unvaccinated individuals.

Since June 5, 16 fully vaccinated Humboldt County residents have died of COVID-19. The average age of those deaths was 79. During the same period, 47 unvaccinated residents died from the virus. The median age of those deaths was 66. During the same time, 55 fully vaccinated residents were hospitalized with a mean age of 74. Also, 236 unvaccinated people were hospitalized with an average age of 57.

With data beginning June 5, the graph above shows that the county’s weekly hospitalization rate for vaccinated individuals is currently 0.1 per 100,000 while the rate for unvaccinated individuals is 17 times higher at 1.7 per 100,000. Show a more detailed depiction of the graph of hospitalization and mortality rates.

The current seven-day average case rate in Humboldt County is roughly 48, which means that for every 100,000 residents, 48 ​​positive cases have been tested per day over the past seven days. Case rates vary greatly by vaccination status, as shown in the graph below, which depicts average weekly case rates since February 2021 in the unvaccinated and fully vaccinated populations.

The latest seven-day average case rate for the period ending December 26, for fully vaccinated individuals is 63 per 100,000 residents, while the case rate for unvaccinated individuals is 37 per 100,000 residents. Show a more detailed depiction of the case rate graph here.

As always, vaccination 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, the 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.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the Vacines.gov page, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

See the table below for the dates, times, locations and services of public health immunization and clinic testing. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Shared Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Eureka – Friday, January 7, 1-8pm
Warvinger Building (1 Marina Rd.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
There is no rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing is offered by OptumServe by appointment in the basement of the Wharfinger Building.
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka Family Clinic – Saturday 8th January, 11am-4pm
Jefferson Community Center (1000 B Street)
5-18 and family members. There are no boosters
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and Rapid Test are available on a first-come-first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka – Monday January 10, 9am to 3:30pm Closed from noon to 1pm
Public Health Main Office (529 First Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
No test available
$25 gift card for adults who receive the first or second dose
Required dates.

Eureka – Tuesday, January 11, 9-11:30 a.m.
Public Health Main Office (529 First Street)
Age 16 and over
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
No test available
$25 gift card for adults who receive the first or second dose
Required dates.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic – Tuesday, January 11, 1:15 to 3:45 pm
Public Health Main Office (529 First Street)
Ages 5 to 11 years old
Pfizer only
No test available
Required dates.

Willow Creek – Tuesday, January 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed noon to 1 p.m.
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available
$25 gift card for adults who receive the first or second dose
Appointments are highly recommended.

Fortuna – Wednesday, January 12, noon to 6 pm
Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
There is no rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing is offered by OptumServe by appointment only at Fortuna River Lodge.
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka – Thursday, January 13, 10am-5pm
(College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby) (7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and Rapid Test are available on a first-come-first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Petrolia – Friday, January 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mattol Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Honey – Friday 14 January, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Hendeo Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Rd)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

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 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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