Press release from Humboldt County COVID19 – Joint Information Center:

May 20

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, bringing to 88 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Both of the new cases are under investigation and, at this time, are not believed to be related to the Alder Bay Assisted Living facility.

—Total new positive cases confirmed on May 20: 2

Daily COVID-19 case report for May 20

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 88
  • Total number of recovered cases: 65
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 11
  • Total number of deaths: 2

Transmission information for all known cases

  • Contact to a Known Case: 46
  • Travel-Acquired: 24
  • Community Transmission: 14
  • Under Investigation: 4

Total number of people tested by Public Health Laboratory: 2,547

Total number of people tested by all other sources: 2,224
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs)

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 1,950 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