COVID-19 Statistics | February 18, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported the death of a resident in his 60s due to COVID-19. Staff at the Department’s Operations Center extend their condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one to the virus.

Three new hospitalizations, two residents in their 60s and one in their 60s, have been reported. An additional 66 new positive cases of COVID-19 were also reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 19,120.

The Joint COVID-19 Information Center (1-707-441-5000) will be closed Monday for Presidents’ Day. English and Spanish-speaking operators will resume their regular activities on Tuesday to answer questions related to vaccinations, tests and preventive measures against COVID-19. Questions emailed to covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us during the holidays will also be answered on Tuesday.

Since the last data update on Feb. 14, the county has recorded 685 new cases of COVID-19. One death of an unvaccinated person has been reported. Eleven new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have been reported. Six were unvaccinated and five were fully vaccinated. The age ranges of hospitalizations reported during this period are as follows:

  • 1 person in their twenties
  • 1 person in their 50s
  • 4 people in their 60s
  • 4 people aged 70
  • 1 person aged 80 or over

The severe consequences of COVID-19 are higher in unvaccinated people. The graphs below illustrate the average weekly case rates and weekly hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated and fully vaccinated local residents.




As shown in the graph above for the period between May 30, 2021 and February 6, 2022, 18 deaths of fully immunized Humboldt County residents due to COVID-19 have been reported. The average age of these deaths was 79 years. During the same period, 55 deaths of unvaccinated residents were reported. The average age of these deaths was 67 years. During this same period, 71 fully vaccinated residents were hospitalized with an average age of 73 years. In addition, 274 unvaccinated people were hospitalized with an average age of 59 years. graph of hospitalization and mortality rates here.

The current seven-day average case rate in Humboldt County is about 46, which means that per 100,000 residents, about 46 have tested positive daily for the past seven days. Case rates vary widely by vaccination status, as illustrated in the graph below, which represents average weekly case rates since January 2021 among unvaccinated and fully vaccinated residents.




The most recent seven-day average case rate for the period ending February 6 is 38 per 100,000 population for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. See a more detailed description of the case rate graph here.

California’s statewide indoor mask mandate for those vaccinated has expired and the local indoor mask ordinance has also been rescinded. Without a local mask order, Humboldt County now falls under the state mandate that requires unvaccinated people to continue wearing masks indoors in public places. The full order can be read at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tips for using face masks. Workplaces will continue to follow the COVID-19 prevention standards defined by CalOSHA.

Residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, are urged to continue to take protective measures against COVID-19 by washing their hands frequently, social distancing, wear a properly fitted mask approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

The CDPH recommends that individuals stay home and away from others and get tested if they become ill or have symptoms of COVID-19 which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or muscle pain.

Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-in visits are permitted at all public health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites, appointments are recommended for all vaccinations and are the best way to ensure a vaccine 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 vaccines.gov or text your postcode to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Check the calendar below for dates, times, locations and services available for public health-specific vaccination and screening clinics. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Eureka — Friday, February 18, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the ground floor of the Wharfinger building.
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

Redway – Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

Eureka — Monday, February 21 — Closed for holidays

Eureka — Tuesday, February 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No test available
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments recommended.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, February 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Office of Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

Arcata — Wednesday, February 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Neighborhood Center Arcata D St. (1301 D St.)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

Trinidad — Thursday, February 24, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Trinidad City Hall (409 Trinity St.)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

Bridgeville — Friday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bridgeville Community Center (38717 Kneeland Road)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for recommended vaccinations.

View the online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboardor go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous hour. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov Where cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for the 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/Dashboard
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