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.
• 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.