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COVID-19 Statistics | September 15, 2021 | Lost coastal post

COVID-19 Statistics |  September 15, 2021 |  Lost coastal post

Following an error in data transmission yesterday between two computer systems in the State of California, local public health officials today confirmed 90 new positive cases in the two-day period. The total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus is now at 7,984.

Four new hospital admissions have been reported, including one in his 30s, two in his 50s and one in his 80s.

Public health officials continue to urge residents to be tested, especially non-vaccinated individuals, those who experience symptoms and those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

The test has dropped a bit over the last few weeks and the waiting times for walk-in vaccines are minimal. The delivery time for PCR results is currently 48 to 72 hours. Click on for more information and a list of local test sites.

As of Tuesday, 74,761 residents of Humboldt County have been fully vaccinated, or 55 percent of the county’s total population. Just over 70 percent of the vaccinable population aged 12 and over have received at least one dose.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available every day this week at public health clinics throughout the county. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made in advance at For instructions in English and Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to

See the form for future public health clinics below:
Eureka – Thursday 16 September from 10 to 16
HCAR Parking Lot (1707 E St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Petrolia – Friday 17 September from kl. 11 to 13.30
Mattole Valley Resource Center (203 Old Coast Wagon Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Honeydew – Friday, September 17 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Honeydew School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

Miranda – Saturday, September 18 from kl. 9-16
South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

McKinleyville – Sunday, September 19 from 9 to 17
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson

To check the availability of a particular vaccine at local pharmacies, visit or write a zip code to 438829 to find a pharmacy that offers vaccines nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.

Pfizer is approved for those 12 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for people 18 years and older. County residents between the ages of 16 and 17 can receive a vaccination at public health clinics without a parent or guardian who is physically present, as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under the age of 16 must still be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

While some fully vaccinated individuals become infected with COVID-19, health officials overwhelmingly agree that vaccination is the most effective way to reduce the incidence of serious outcomes.

Full protection against vaccination is obtained two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

From Monday, September 20, public health will no longer call all residents who test positive for COVID-19. Instead, those who test positive will receive an SMS or email from CalCONNECT, the state’s virtual contact tracking system. The message will include a link to a contact tracking study along with isolation instructions.

Anyone identified as a close contact to someone known to have COVID-19 should follow quarantine guidance. Read more about isolation and quarantine and access to resources for home care at

View the data dashboard online at, or go to to download past data.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit or Local information is available at or by contacting [email protected] or calling 707-441-5000.

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