HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Ca. (KIEM)-The Public Health Department confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in Humboldt County, bringing the total to 77.
As of May 16, 2020:
- Total number of confirmed cases: 77
- Total number of hospitalizations: 9
- Total number of recovered cases: 57
Transmission information for all known cases
- Contact to a Known Case: 36
- Travel-Acquired: 22
- Community Transmission: 13
- Under Investigation: 6
Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 2,391
*Total number of people tested by all other sources: 1,572
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)
*Numbers from the commercial labs are unavailable weekends. This number will be updated Monday.
After receiving additional supplies, the Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,600 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.