Humboldt County Joint Information Center Press Release:
A fourth resident of Humboldt County has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. A further case was confirmed today, giving 103 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.
The person who died was an elderly resident of Alder Bay Assisted Living and was diagnosed with COVID-19 early in the facility’s outbreak. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said: “We send our condolences for this loss to family, friends and caregivers.”;
Another test round was concluded today at the facility, and there are no new positive cases with staff or residents. Ten days have passed since the last positive case at Alder Bay.
More than 700 people in our county live in licensed qualified nursing or assistants. “These people, who are our friends, neighbors and loved ones, are among the most vulnerable to serious COVID-19 infections, and it is critically important that we protect them with all the tools available,” Dr. Frankovich. “The public health and working group of the Congregate Living Facility in the Emergency Operations Center has worked to assist these facilities in emergency and surveillance efforts and continues to do so.”
Dr. Frankovich went on to urge everyone in the community to do their part to limit the spread of this virus. “We can all also help by doing our best to prevent the rapid spread of infections across the community as it increases the likelihood of asymptomatic workers bringing viruses into a facility,” she said. “Facings, social distance and other efforts can really make a difference.”
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NOTE: The total test number, in the section “So far” below, is all screwed up. This is because the county can no longer track exactly how many total tests have been conducted due to ambiguity with commercial tests. The county’s joint information center tells the outpost that it will soon have a statement on this.
= historical data. All information provided by the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.