COVID-19 case tally holds at 53

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Com­piled from Hum­boldt County Joint In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter re­leases:

Hum­boldt County’s re­ported COVID-19 con­firmed case count re­mained 53 Satur­day. No ad­di­tional cases were con­firmed.

Hum­boldt County Health Of­fi­cer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “As al­ways, it is en­cour­ag­ing to see no pos­i­tive cases, but we rec­og­nize that we will see some in­crease in cases as we ease shel­ter in place. Re­gard­less, it is im­por­tant that we be­gin to move for­ward soon at the state and lo­cal level and are plan­ning ac­cord­ingly.”

Daily COVID-19 case re­port for April 25

To­tal num­ber of pos­i­tive cases: 53

To­tal num­ber of hos­pi­tal­iza­tions: 4

To­tal num­ber of re­cov­ered cases: 50

To­tal num­ber of peo­ple tested by Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory: 1,317

To­tal num­ber of peo­ple tested by all other sources: 675

(Cen­ters for Disease Con­trol and Preven­tion, Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health and com­mer­cial labs)

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing ad­di­tional sup­plies, the Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory cur­rently has a ca­pac­ity of ap­prox­i­mately 900 tests and can process about 65 sam­ples a day with an ap­prox­i­mate turn­around time of 48 to 72 hours.

The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion is based on the most re­cent data avail­able for all con­firmed cases: Con­tact to a Known Case: 23 Travel-Ac­quired: 20 Com­mu­nity Trans­mis­sion: 9 Un­der In­ves­ti­ga­tion: 1

What do th­ese numbers mean?

To­tal new con­firmed cases: the num­ber of test-con­firmed pos­i­tive cases since the pre­vi­ous re­port.

To­tal num­ber of con­firmed cases: the num­ber of test-con­firmed pos­i­tive cases since the pan­demic be­gan, in­clud­ing peo­ple who have re­cov­ered from the ill­ness.

To­tal num­ber of hos­pi­tal­iza­tions: to­tal num­ber of peo­ple with con­firmed cases of COVID who have been hos­pi­tal­ized since the pan­demic be­gan, in­clud­ing peo­ple who have been re­leased.

To­tal num­ber re­cov­ered: the num­ber of con­firmed cases who are no longer in iso­la­tion, mean­ing they have met Cen­ters for Disease Con­trol and Preven­tion (CDC) cri­te­ria for re­lease, in­clud­ing ab­sence of fever for at least three days with­out use of feverre­duc­ing medicine, im­prove­ment in symp­toms and have had seven days or more since on­set of symp­toms.

To­tal num­ber of peo­ple tested by Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory: num­ber of peo­ple whose sam­ple was tested by the Hum­boldt County Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory.

To­tal num­ber of peo­ple tested by all other sources: to­tal num­ber of tests per­formed by the CDC, the CDPH, LabCorp and Quest Di­ag­nos­tics. Non-lo­cal labs have a slower turn­around time than the lo­cal lab, ac­cord­ing to Hum­boldt County.

Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory test ca­pac­ity: the ap­prox­i­mate num­ber of test­ing kits that are com­plete and ready to be ad­min­is­tered. This num­ber is de­creased by test­ing and in­creased as ad­di­tional sup­plies are ac­quired.

Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory turn­around time: the es­ti­mated amount of time it takes per test­ing run. Each run can in­clude up to 20 sam­ples; mul­ti­ple batches can be run each day.

Trans­mis­sion data

Travel-ac­quired: na­tion­ally, in­ter­na­tion­ally or re­gion­ally.

Con­tact to known case: an in­di­vid­ual found to have been in di­rect con­tact with some­one who tested pos­i­tive for the virus.

Com­mu­nity trans­mis­sion: spread with­out travel or known con­tact to any other con­firmed case.

Un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion: con­firmed case whose means of trans­mis­sion has not yet been de­ter­mined.

Re­gional data: the num­ber of con­firmed cases of COVID-19 per re­gion. The three re­port­ing re­gions of Hum­boldt County are:

• North­ern Hum­boldt: ex­tends south from Hum­boldt’s County’s bor­der with Del Norte County (North) to High­way 299 (South).

• Greater Hum­boldt Bay Area: ex­tends south from High­way 299 (North) to High­way 36 (South).

• South­ern Hum­boldt: ex­tends south from High­way 36 (North) to Hum­boldt County’s south­ern bor­der with Men­do­cino County.

Gen­der: the gen­der of in­di­vid­u­als who have tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19. To­tal cases, shown by per­cent­age.

Mean age: the av­er­age age of all the in­di­vid­u­als who have tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19. Av­er­age age is cal­cu­lated by adding all the ages of in­di­vid­u­als to­gether and di­vid­ing by the num­ber of cases.

Test rates and con­firmed case rates rel­a­tive to the state of Cal­i­for­nia: the num­ber of tests per­formed per 100,000 peo­ple. Numbers of tests per­formed are pro­vided by the Hum­boldt County Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory, LabCorp, Quest Di­ag­nos­tics, CDPH and the CDC. Pop­u­la­tion es­ti­mates are based on data from the United States Cen­sus Bureau. Rates per 100,000 are cal­cu­lated by di­vid­ing the to­tal num­ber of tests per­formed by the pop­u­la­tion of the ju­ris­dic­tion and mul­ti­ply­ing the re­sult by 100,000.

Con­firmed case rates rel­a­tive to the State of Cal­i­for­nia: the num­ber of con­firmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 peo­ple. Test re­sults are pro­vided by the Hum­boldt County Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory, LabCorp, Quest Di­ag­nos­tics, CDPH and the CDC. Pop­u­la­tion es­ti­mates are based on data from the United States Cen­sus Bureau. Rates per 100,000 are cal­cu­lated by di­vid­ing the to­tal num­ber of con­firmed cases by the pop­u­la­tion of the ju­ris­dic­tion and mul­ti­ply­ing the re­sult by 100,000.

For the most re­cent COVID-19 in­for­ma­tion, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Lo­cal in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at hum­boldt­gov.org or dur­ing busi­ness hours by con­tact­ing co­vid­info@ co.hum­boldt.ca.us or call­ing 707-441-5000.

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