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COVID-19 Statistics | Aug. 7, 2020 – Lost Coast Outpost

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Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information:

View of the County Health Officers workplace.

The Public Health Laboratory was not able to operate at full capacity today due to a major pipes issue over night that flooded part of the laboratory and caused considerable damage to the workplaces of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers. Michele Stephens, Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Dr. Josh Ennis are temporarily moving within the building while their workplaces are fixed. Some operations were affected, Public Health workers said, in terms of COVID testing the lab “didnt avoid a beat.”

= historical information. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.

Humboldt Countys overall case count stands at 282, after 2 new cases were reported today.
Due to the rate of increasing cases, Public Health the other day raised Effectiveness of Disease Control to level 3 on the countys Alert Level Assessment Tool. While this does not alter the total alert level, presently at 3 or level orange, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich called the rise in cases concerning.
” Weve reported 49 cases simply this week alone, and that represents about 17 percent of our total cases since February,” she stated. “These developments ought to deepen our resolve to do whatever we can to restrict the spread of this virus.”
Dr. Frankovich went on to say, “Im deeply grateful to the large majority of our locals who handle this duty to secure each other by using all prevention tools at hand such as facial coverings, distancing and neither taking a trip nor inviting travel by relative and pals. These types of options actually do make a distinction for our county.”
The Public Health Laboratory was unable to run at complete capacity today due to a major plumbing issue over night that flooded part of the laboratory and triggered substantial damage to the offices of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers. Some operations were affected, Public Health personnel said, in terms of COVID checking the lab “didnt skip a beat.”
For the most recent COVID-19 information, check out cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local info is available at humboldtgov.org or throughout service hours by getting in touch with covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.
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