• Yurok OES

Humboldt County: Second Death Due to COVID-19 Reported, Five New Cases Reported Today

Updated: May 20

May 19, 2020

A second death due to COVID-19 was recorded today, and Humboldt County’s case count rose to 86 as five new positives were confirmed.

The individual who died was a very elderly resident of Alder Bay Assisted Living.

“This second death is a stark reminder of the severity of this virus,” Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said. “Older individuals and those with chronic illnesses are most at risk of serious illness.”

Of the five new cases, one is a worker at Alder Bay, three are contacts of a known case and one is under investigation.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Serene Hayden

Incident Commander
707.482.1350 - Ext 1425

Direct Line: 707.339.9774


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