Coronavirus in Humboldt County

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Ca. (KIEM) – The first case of the Coronavirus -recently renamed Covid-19 – is confirmed in Humboldt County.

The Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Branch and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that there is one confirmed case and a close contact of theirs who is showing symptoms is being tested.

The individuals are self-isolating at home while being monitored for symptoms.

Close contacts of these individuals will also be quarantined at home.

Humboldt County Health said there is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 is circulating in the community.