COVID-19 Statistics | January 10, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported 478 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total number of residents tested positive for the virus to 12,283. A new hospitalization, a resident in his 50s, was also reported.

Over the weekend, 270 people were vaccinated at public health clinics held at two locations in Eureka, which included pediatric, first and second dose and additional doses and boosters.

As part of the ongoing monitoring, samples of positive COVID-19 cases from primarily healthcare professionals tested last week by the Humboldt County Public Health Lab suggest that the Omicron variant is on the rise in the community. Further tests by the state have confirmed cases of Omicron from late December and early January. Rising cases and percent test positivity also suggest that there is a rapidly rising Omicron in Humboldt County.

Health authorities said hospitalizations rather than positive case numbers are the best indicator of how the county is being affected in the recent rise in cases. Vaccines and boosters provide an increased level of protection against Omicron, Delta and other variants.

Those who are fully vaccinated or boosted typically develop milder symptoms, shorter disease duration and have fewer hospitalizations and less severe outcomes. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unvaccinated adults are more than 8 times more likely to be hospitalized than adults who are fully vaccinated. Locally, that number is currently 17 times higher.

Public health officials continue to stress that residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, continue to protect themselves and their families from all COVID-19 variants by following mask requirements in public environments, taking social distance and being vaccinated or boosted, when they are entitled to it.

As always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-in is allowed at most regular public health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in the demand for boosters has caused delays in some places. As a result, there is a need for appointments to pediatric clinics and to clinics at Public Health’s headquarters. Appointments are highly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure that a shot 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 page, or send an SMS with your zip code to 438829 to find a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

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

Eureka – Tuesday 11 January at 9 to 11:30 – FULL
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Age 12 and older
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No test available
$ 25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic – Tuesday 11 January at 13.15 to 15.45
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Ages 5 to 11
With Pfizer
No test available
Appointments required.

Willow Creek – Tuesday, January 11 at 10.00 to 15.00 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13:00
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
$ 25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Fortuna – Wednesday 12 January at 12:00 to 18:00
Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing is offered through OptumServe only by appointment at Fortuna River Lodge.
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka – Thursday 13 January at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Petrolia – Friday, January 14 at 11.00 to 13.30
Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Honeydew – Friday, January 14 at 15.30 to 17.30
Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Redway – Saturday, January 15 at. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

See Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download past data. Visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov for the latest COVID-19 information. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for availability of vaccines at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
Follow us on Facebook: @ HumCoCOVID19
Instagram: @ HumCoCOVID19
Twitter: @ HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
###

Follow us on Google News

Disclaimers for mcutimes.com

All the information on this website – https://mcutimes.com – is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. mcutimes.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (mcutimes.com), is strictly at your own risk. mcutimes.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

Give a Comment