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COVID-19 Statistics | August 10, 2022 | Lost coastal outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported eight new hospitalizations, including one resident in their 40s, two in their 50s, three in their 60s, one in their 70s and one aged 80 or older. No new deaths were reported.

An additional 309 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced, as well as 129 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday 2nd August and Tuesday 9th August. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 21,041. An additional 4,664 cases are reported as likely.*

Public Health last week began distributing the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, which is now available in all clinics to those aged 18 and over without registration.

Novavax differs from Moderna’s and Pfizer’s existing mRNA vaccines in that it uses traditional protein-based technology. When the Novavax vaccine is injected, the protein stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies and T-cell immune responses. Novavax requires two doses given 21 days apart. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA and Novavax’s protein-based technology methods are safe and effective in preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.

Local immunization data has been updated in the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on August 3, another 90 residents have completed their vaccination series.
  • As of Tuesday, a total of 91,136 people, or about 67% of the county’s total population, had been fully vaccinated.

Vaccines remain readily available throughout Humboldt County, and as always, Humboldt’s vaccination and testing services are available at no cost. Walk-ins are welcome at all public health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination centers. Appointments can also be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing at the Wharfinger Building. Walk-in attendees will only receive rapid antigen tests unless the attendee specifically states that they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Wharfinger tests run from 7am to 7pm and are closed from 11am to 12pm and 4pm to 5pm

See the schedule below for specific dates, times, locations, and available services for public health immunization and testing clinics. New clinics for small children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years have been added at many vaccination centers. Appointments for the infant clinics are required and can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov. Questions about clinic services may be directed to Public Health at 707-445-6201.

Fortuna – Thursday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Fortuna Veterinary Hall (Hauptstrasse 1426)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

Eureka – Friday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

Bridgeville – Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Bridgeville Community Center (38717 Kneeland Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

Eureka – Monday, August 15, 3pm to 6pm
Public Health Main (529 I St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

Eureka – Tuesday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Eureka boat launch
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

Eureka – Wednesday, August 17, 3-6 p.m
Public Health Main (529 I St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

McKinleyville – Wednesday, August 17, 2pm to 7pm
Church of the Merry Healer (1944 Central Ave.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at MyTurn.ca.gov)

* “Confirmed cases” represent total confirmed positive PCR test results or detection of SARS-CoV-2 by genome sequencing, and “probable cases” are individuals who:

  • Do you have a positive antigen (Ag) test for COVID-19, or
  • who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 disease by a healthcare provider, or
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 disease after being in close contact with a person with a PCR-confirmed test result, or
  • were a deceased whose death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or significant factor in their death, without a positive PCR test result.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/3246
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert

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