Public Health announces new COVID-19 cases in Humboldt

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.

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