Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
The thirteenth COVID-related death was reported today, along with 26 additional cases of the virus. The total number of residents of the province who tested positive for the virus now stands at 1,321.
The person who died was in their 80s and was living in the rehabilitation and wellness center of Granada at the time of their death. Public health personnel offer their condolences to this person’s friends and loved ones.
Today Humboldt County surpassed the 50,000 COVID-19 test mark. This milestone is a testament to local efforts to build testing capacity and the willingness of local residents to protect their families and neighbors by being tested for COVID-19. Testing remains an important tool for monitoring virus transmission and detecting cases early to prevent further exposure.
And the testing possibilities are expanding. OptumServe is offering testing in areas outside Eureka this week. The rest of the weekly schedule is as follows:
- Fortuna – Wednesday December 16 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – Fortuna River Lodge Conference Center 1800 Riverwalk Dr.
- Hoopa – Thursday, December 17 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – 12482, Highway 96
- McKinleyville – Friday, December 18 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – Azalea Hall 1620 Pickett Rd.
Scheduling an appointment is the best way to determine the availability of the test. To schedule a free appointment:
Go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov for the latest COVID-19 information. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting [email protected] or by calling 707-441-5000.
Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information: humboldtgov.org/vaccineinfo,
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard,
Follow us on Facebook: @ HumCoCOVID19,
Instagram: @ HumCoCOVID19,
Twitter: @ HumCoCOVID19, and
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
= historical data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five or fewer instances. Postcode populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.