Sixth COVID-related death, 26 new cases reported since Friday – Blackhead Blackbelt


A sixth Humboldt County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died.

This man, in his 70s, was hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. Humboldt County Health Officer Drs. Teresa Frankovich expressed her sympathy, saying that her heart goes out to the loved ones of this person and all those who are mourning this loss.

Twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, with a total of 473 county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Dr. “The recent increase in the case matters a lot,” said Frankovich. “If we continue at this pace, we are in danger of going into Subst Substantial ‘or Red Tier in the new state structure. This increase not only has implications for the health of our community, it can also affect our local businesses, many of whom will need to reduce their operations, or in some cases, close operations. ”

Dr. Frankovich emphasized the importance of following preventive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. “We all have tools available to limit the spread of this virus. Wearing face covers, frequent and thorough hand washing and avoiding gathering with people outside your home is the best way to protect yourself and your family. ”

Today’s alert level is at two or yellow levels. Go to humboldtgov.org/dashboard to see the county’s alert level assessment tool.

For the most recent COVID-19 information visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contact during business hours [email protected] Or calling 707-441-5000.

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