COVID-19 Statistics | Sept. 23, 2020 – Lost Coast Outpost

News release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center: One brand-new case of COVID-19 was reported today, giving 490 the overall number of county homeowners who have actually checked positive for the virus. On Tuesday, the Health Care System Capacity alert level, among 3 categories that indicate the countys capacity to respond to and handle a boost in COVID-19 cases, moved from green to yellow, due to a current increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations. All 3 classifications in the general Alert Level Assessment Tool now stand at level 2, or yellow.There have actually been 30 hospitalizations because the pandemic started, 7 of those in September alone. Over the previous week regional medical facilities reached an inpatient census of 5 COVID-19 patients, with four patients currently hospitalized in Humboldt County. Three people requiring inpatient care are under 60 years of age. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich continues to advise location locals to use all preventive measures at hand to continue restricting transmission of this virus. ” Health Care System Capacity describes patterns in hospitalized COVID-19 clients, infections in health care employees and the availability of important medical resources,” Dr. Frankovich said. “While our regional healthcare system currently has great capacity to react, it is important for us to bear in mind that even when our total case rates are lower than those in numerous areas of the state, we can still see an increase in hospitalizations. The relocation from green to yellow in our alert system signifies the significance of the healthcare system in our COVID-19 action efforts.” Check out humboldtgov.org/dashboard to see the countys entire Alert Level Assessment tool. For the most recent COVID-19 info, check out cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Regional information is readily available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by calling covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000. Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/dashboard,Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19, Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19, Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19, andHumboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert ###
= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.

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