Press release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

Public Health Lab report

A third person has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Humboldt County’s total case count remains at 98, as no additional cases were confirmed today.

The individual who died was a very elderly resident of Alder Bay Assisted Living. This person previously tested positive for COVID-19.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “Our thoughts are with the resident’s loved ones.”

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by contacting [email protected] or calling 707-441-5000.–

Total new positive cases confirmed on May 28: 0

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 28

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 98
  • Total number of recovered cases: 72
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 13
  • Total number of deaths: 3

Transmission information for all known cases

  • Contact to a Known Case: 57
  • Travel-Acquired: 24
  • Community Transmission: 17
  • Under Investigation: 0

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 2,897

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 3,025
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,900 tests and can process about 65 samples a day with an approximate turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours.

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Earlier test results:

  • No Positive COVID-19 Tests Today, April 30
  • No New COVID-19 Cases in Humboldt on May 1
  • No Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today
  • Zero New Positive COVID-19 Tests on May 4
  • Another Day With No New Positive COVID 19 Tests
  • One New COVID Case in Humboldt on May 6
  • No Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed May 7
  • No Additional Positive Cases Confirmed Today, May 8
  • Two New Positive COVID-19 Tests in Humboldt on May 9
  • Four New Positive Cases, Two Cases Now Associated With an Assisted Living Facility
  • An Error Reported in Saturday and Monday’s Daily Test Results
  • Three New Positive Cases on May 12; One More at Alder Bay Assisted Living
  • Three More Positive COVID-19 Tests, Two More From Alder Bay
  • One New Confirmed COVID Case on May 14; Another Alder Bay Staff Member Is Positive
  • Four New Positive Cases: Two Are Residents at Alder Bay
  • Five New Positive Covid Cases Confirmed; This Includes Another Staff Member at Alder Bay Confirmed
  • ‘First Loss of Life’ Reported Today, May 18, Four Additional New Cases Confirmed
  • Five more Positive Cases and Second Death Today
  • Two New Positive Tests for COVID-19
  • No New Positive Tests on May 21
  • Three New Additional Positive Tests on May 22; One New Case in SoHum This Week; 8 in Northern Humboldt
  • Another Two Positive Cases in Humboldt County From Alder Bay Assisted Living
  • One New Positive Case of COVID-19 Found May 25
  • No New COVID-19 Cases Today, May 26
  • Four New Cases of COVID Today, May 27