2 Covid-19 related deaths, 64 new cases reported in Humboldt County over the weekend


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Two Humboldt County residents died over the weekend after having being diagnosed with Covid-19. One person was in their 70’s and the other was in their 90’s. Both were residents at Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Eureka. Along with that, a total of 69 residents and 23 staff have tested positive for the virus.

The Humboldt County Public Health Department also reports 64 new cases of Covid-19 since Friday. The total case count has risen to 1,295 with health officials monitoring 315 active cases.

In the last week, 34 new cases were reported in northern Humboldt, 150 more in the greater Humboldt Bay area, and 9 more in southern Humboldt.

The biggest weekly increase has been among 20 year olds with 45 new cases…followed by people in their 30’s and people in their 50’s with 30 cases each. Forty year olds saw 23 new cases, 60 year olds saw 18, and people 80 years old or older saw 17 new cases. Ten to 19 year olds and people in their 70’s each saw 12 new cases. Kids under the age of 10 saw 6 new cases.

On a more encouraging note, 54 more recoveries were also reported bringing that total number to 968.