Cases

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cur­rently has a ca­pac­ity of ap­prox­i­mately 1,300 tests and can process about 65 sam­ples a day with an ap­prox­i­mate turn­around time of 48 to 72 hours.

What do these num­bers mean?

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

To­tal pos­i­tive cases to date: the num­ber of test­con­firmed pos­i­tive cases since the pan­demic be­gan, in­clud­ing peo­ple who have re­cov­ered from the ill­ness.

To­tal hos­pi­tal­iza­tions to date: to­tal num­ber of COVID-pos­i­tive peo­ple hos­pi­tal­ized since the pan­demic be­gan, in­clud­ing peo­ple who have been re­leased.

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

To­tal com­mer­cial lab tests to date: to­tal num­ber of tests per­formed by LabCorp and Quest Di­ag­nos­tics. These non-lo­cal labs have a slower turn­around time than our lo­cal lab, pri­mar­ily due to the time it takes lo­cal sam­ples to be shipped else­where for test­ing.

Pub­lic Health Lab 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 Lab 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 pos­i­tive case.

un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion: pos­i­tive cases whose means of trans­mis­sion has not yet been de­ter­mined.

Regional data:

• Cur­rently mea­sured by per­cent­age of con­firmed cases liv­ing in a densely pop­u­lated area.

• Soon to be rep­re­sented in­stead by re­gion af­ter min­i­mum thresh­olds of pos­i­tive cases per re­gion have been reached.

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 are cal­cu­lated by di­vid­ing the to­tal num­ber of tests per­formed by the pop­u­la­tion of the ju­ris­dic­tion.

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 are cal­cu­lated by di­vid­ing the to­tal num­ber of con­firmed cases by the pop­u­la­tion of the ju­ris­dic­tion.

For the most re­cent in­for­ma­tion on COVID-19, 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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