COVID-19 Statistics | January 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 hospitalizations were also reported, one resident in his fifties and one in his seventies.

As part of ongoing monitoring, a small number of samples of positive COVID-19 cases from primarily health personnel tested this week by the Humboldt County Public Health Lab suggests that the Omicron variant is on the rise in the community. Additional samples from the state have confirmed cases of Omicron from late December and early January.

As the pandemic continues, health officials say they should pay more attention to hospitalizations than positive cases, adding that vaccination and boosters provide an increased level of protection against Omicron, Delta and other variants and that individuals who have been fully vaccinated or boosted usually develop milder symptoms, shorter illness, and less severe illness with fewer hospitalizations. Locally, hospital admissions remain 17 times higher in unvaccinated individuals.

Public health officials continue to emphasize 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 settings, social distancing, and getting vaccinated or incentivized when they do. qualify.

Since the last data update on December 30, the province has registered 853 new cases of COVID-19. During that period, two deaths were reported, both unvaccinated. Seven new resident hospitalizations were also reported. Six were unvaccinated and one was vaccinated. The age categories of reported hospitalizations are as follows:

  • 1 person in their 50s
  • 2 people in their 60s
  • 1 person in their 70s
  • 3 persons of 80 years or older

The graphs below – showing average weekly morbidity, hospitalization and death rates for unvaccinated and fully vaccinated local residents – show that more severe effects of COVID-19 are higher in unvaccinated individuals.

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

With data beginning June 5, the chart above illustrates 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. See a more detailed view of the hospital admissions and death rates chart.

The current seven-day average number of cases in Humboldt County is about 48, meaning that for every 100,000 residents, about 48 tested positive daily in the past seven days. The number of cases varies considerably by vaccination status, as illustrated in the graph below, which shows the average weekly number of cases since February 2021 in unvaccinated and fully vaccinated residents.

The most recent seven-day mean number of cases for the period ending December 26 for fully vaccinated individuals is 63 per 100,000 population, while the case rate for unvaccinated individuals is 37 per 100,000 population. See a more detailed view of the case rate chart here.

As always, Humboldt County vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. While walk-ins are allowed at most mainstream GGD clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for boosters has caused delays in some locations. As a result, appointments are needed for children’s clinics and for clinics at the Public Health headquarters. Appointments are highly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a recording is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. Visit the vaccines.gov page to check the availability of a specific vaccine or text your zip code to 438829 to find a pharmacy near you that offers vaccines.

Please see the schedule below for specific dates, times, locations and available services of the Public Health Vaccination and Testing Clinic. Inquiries about clinical services may be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Eureka — Friday, January 7, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
There are no rapid tests available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the ground floor of the Wharfinger building.
Appointments for vaccinations highly recommended.

Eureka Family Clinic — Saturday, January 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jefferson Community Center (1000 B St.)
Ages 5-18 and relatives. no boosters
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available on a first come, first served basis
Appointments for vaccinations highly recommended.

Eureka — Monday, Jan 10, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Public Health Headquarters (529 I St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
No tests available
$25 gift card for adults who receive a first or second dose
Appointments required.

Eureka — Tuesday, Jan 11, 9am to 11:30am
Public Health Headquarters (529 I St.)
16 years and older
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
No tests available
$25 gift card for adults who receive a first or second dose
Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, January 11, 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Public Health Headquarters (529 I St.)
Ages 5 to 11 years
Pfizer only
No tests available
Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, January 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available
$25 gift card for adults who receive a first or second dose
Appointments highly recommended.

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

Eureka — Thursday, January 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available on a first come, first served basis
Appointments for vaccinations highly recommended.

Petrolia — Friday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available
Appointments for vaccinations highly recommended.

Honeydew — Friday, January 14, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available
Appointments for vaccinations highly recommended.

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download past 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 by calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for COVID-19 Vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check the availability of vaccines at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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