A Humboldt County resident has died with COVID-19, and 36 new cases of COVID-19 have occurred today. One case previously recorded was incorrectly reported to be positive due to a lab error and another was determined to be a duplicate, so the total number of county residents who tested positive is 2,427.
The person who died was in his 50s. Humboldt County Health Officer Drs. Ian Hoffman spread his sympathy to all the families affected by the virus, and he said the loss was particularly close to home because his family had strong ties to the person who died. “All of us should do our job to limit additional infections from COVID-19 and hope that this virus will not cause more harm to life until the vaccine becomes more widely available.”
Dr. Hoffman said that the batch of the modern vaccine that was withheld by the state for distribution is still under investigation by California’s Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the manufacturer.
Dr. Hoffman said that while this stagnation has delayed the administration of significant doses allocated to Humboldt County, efforts are continuing to build local capacity for vaccination.
On Tuesday, 19 additional disaster service workers were sworn in as volunteer commentators for a total of 40 in the final week. “Hoffman said,” This epidemic has affected all of us, and it will take all of us to get out of it. “” I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all these volunteers who have stepped up to respond to the need of the community. “
Volunteers are still needed. Those wishing to volunteer can call the Community Information Line at 707-441-5000 or email [email protected] for more information.
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