44 new COVID cases in the past week

Michelle Sleiter (left) and Joleen Sernett (right) are part of the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital team fighting to care for patients, keep staff safe and monitor and report the outbreak of new COVID-19 cases in the community.

Like many areas of the country, Humboldt County Public Health is reporting a spike in positive cases in the county, with 44 new positive cases in the past week and 10 reported on Monday, Oct. 26.
That brings the total in the county since the pandemic arrived, March 12 to 329. (Humboldt County’s first positive case was reported April 18.) Of that number, 227 have recovered and there are 102 active positive cases in the county. The 14-day positivity rate is 15.5 percent (as of Tuesday, Oct. 27.) Anything more than 15 percent and the local school district can ask the governor for a waiver to allow online learning, but the school district must also have a 10 percent absentee rate and neither Humboldt, St. Mary’s, Twin Rivers or Gilmore City-Bradgate have reached that threshold.
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) Chief Executive Officer Michelle Sleiter said the hospital has been working closely with the local school districts on public health initiatives and implementing guidelines in the schools. “The schools have been great to work with,” Sleiter said. Read more about local Public Health issues in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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