News release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
One new case of COVID-19 was reported today, giving 490 the total variety of county homeowners who have tested positive for the virus..
On Tuesday, the Health Care System Capacity alert level, one of three classifications that indicate the countys capacity to react to and manage an increase in COVID-19 cases, moved from green to yellow, due to a recent boost in COVID-19-related hospitalizations. All three classifications in the overall Alert Level Assessment Tool now stand at level 2, or yellow.
There have been 30 hospitalizations since the pandemic began, seven of those in September alone. Over the previous week local medical facilities reached an inpatient census of five COVID-19 clients, with 4 clients presently hospitalized in Humboldt County. Three individuals requiring inpatient care are under 60 years of age.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich continues to prompt location residents to utilize all preventive measures at hand to continue limiting transmission of this virus..
” Health Care System Capacity describes patterns in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, infections in health care employees and the availability of important medical resources,” Dr. Frankovich said. “While our local health care system currently has great capacity to respond, it is necessary for us to bear in mind that even when our general case rates are lower than those in lots of locations 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 health care system in our COVID-19 reaction efforts.”.
Check out humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the countys entire Alert Level Assessment tool..
For the most current COVID-19 information, check out cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Regional information is offered at humboldtgov.org or during company hours by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
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Over the past week regional medical facilities reached an inpatient census of 5 COVID-19 clients, with four clients currently hospitalized in Humboldt County.” Health Care System Capacity describes trends in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, infections in health care workers and the schedule of crucial medical resources,” Dr. Frankovich stated. The move from green to yellow in our alert system indicates the value of the health care system in our COVID-19 response efforts.”.
= historical information. All information from the Humboldt County Joint Information.