Those looking at the Trinity County COVID-19 Dashboard Friday may have been surprised to see the largest single jump in the number of conformed cases since the pandemic began. From Monday morning to Monday afternoon, the number jumped from 43 to 62, and contact tracers say several local venues may have been affected.
“Between Nov. 7 and the morning of Nov. 9, Trinity County Public Health Branch received lab confirmation of 19 additional positive cases in Trinity County bringing the total to 34 confirmed positive cases in less than two weeks,” a county release said Monday. “This constitutes increasing community spread identified at this time in Weaverville and Hayfork.”
The release identified the following locations as sectors of potential spread:
► Bars in Hayfork on or around Halloween night.
► Hayfork Hotel on Oct. 31 between the hours of 8 and 11:30 p.m.
► Any bars or gatherings, such as weddings or parties, in Hayfork between the dates of Oct. 24 and Nov. 8.
► In-person church services in Weaverville between the dates of Oct. 24 and Nov. 8.
► Wiley’s Supermarket and Hayfork Discount between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3.
► Holiday Market on Friday, Nov. 6, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Currently, according to the county website, 78 residents are now under quarantine, 31 are in isolation and one person remains hospitalized.
The report said coronavirus has the potential to spread rapidly and infect a large percentage of the population and therefore, overwhelm the local hospital system, as well as surrounding areas.
“Our best defense is offense, strong social distancing efforts, masking any time persons are in public and self-quarantining/isolating when ill or in contact with someone may be infected with COVID-19 are needed to slow down or stop the spread of the virus,” the report states.
For information on self-quarantine and self-isolation refer to the Coronavirus Information Page under “Quarantine and Isolation Instructions for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19,” www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19.
Drive-thru mobile testing sites are available this week according to the following schedule:
► Thursday, Nov. 12, 8 to 11:45 a.m., Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville;
► Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Solid Rock Church, Hayfork.
All client information is kept confidential under the law.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, these are the numbers of cases in counties around Trinity County as of Sunday, Nov. 8, and compared to last week.
Trinity County now has 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 10 from last week and no deaths.
Humboldt County now has 605 confirmed cases, up 34 from last week, with 10 deaths.
Tehama County has 1,024 confirmed cases, up 144 from last week, with 9 deaths, up 1 from last week.
Siskiyou County has 292 confirmed cases, up 52 from last week, with zero deaths.
Del Norte County has 203 confirmed cases, up 22 from last week, with 1 death.
Mendocino County has 1,216 confirmed cases, up 51 from last week, with 21 deaths.
Glenn County has 716 confirmed cases, up 31 from last week, with 3 deaths.
Shasta County has 2,465 confirmed cases, up 343 from last week, with 34 deaths, up 3 from last week.
Butte County has 3,254 confirmed cases, up 82 from last week, with 54 deaths, up 1 from last week.
Colusa County has 581 confirmed cases, up 24 from last week with 6 deaths.
Lake County has 746 confirmed cases, up 19 from last week, with 18 deaths.
Lassen County now has 794 confirmed cases, up 12 from last week with 1 death.
Modoc County has 73 confirmed cases, up 22 from last week with zero deaths.
Total: 12,012 confirmed cases, up 846 from last week; 157 deaths, up 5 from last week.
The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.
► California has 971,851 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
► There were 7,212 newly recorded confirmed cases Sunday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.
► The 7-day positivity rate is 4.1 percent and the 14-day positivity rate is 3.7 percent.
► There have been 19,918,479 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 193,851 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.
► As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 17,977 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide plan for reducing COVID-19 and keeping Californians healthy and safe. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease.
Californians can go to covid19.ca.gov to find out where their county falls and what activities are allowable in each county.
Data and tools
A wide range of data and analysis guides California’s response to COVID-19. The state is making the data and its analytical tools available to researchers, scientists and the public at covid19.ca.gov.
Popular links include:
► The Statewide COVID-19 Dashboard
► The California COVID-19 Assessment Tool (CalCAT)
► State Cases and Deaths Associated with COVID-19 by Age Group
► COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data
► COVID-19 Hospital Data and Case Statistics
► View additional datasets at the California Open Data Portal (Including: Testing Data, PPE Logistics Data, Hospital Data, Homeless Impact and more)
Health care workers
As of Nov. 8, local health departments have reported 46,208 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 209 deaths statewide.
Your actions save lives
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
► Staying home except for essential needs/activities following local and state public health guidelines when patronizing approved businesses. To the extent that such sectors are re-opened, Californians may leave their homes to work at, patronize, or otherwise engage with those businesses, establishments or activities.
► Practicing social distancing.
► Wearing a cloth face mask when out in public.
► Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
► Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
► Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
► Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
► Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
► Answer the call if a contact tracer from the California COVID Team or your local health department tries to connect. Contact tracers will connect you to free, confidential testing and other resources, if needed.
► Following guidance from public health officials.
For more information about what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit covid19.ca.gov.