An additional 89 tests for COVID-19 were processed since July 4 in Del Norte County without any new confirmed cases of the virus, the Del Norte County Public Health Branch reported just before 2:30 p.m. on July 7.
Elsewhere in California, except in the northern-most counties, cases continue to surge. Information updated at 11 a.m. today, with data from July 6, showed that California now has 277,774 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 6,448 deaths.
The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.8 percent from Sunday’s total of 6,337. There have been no deaths in Del Norte attributed to COVID-19.
The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 4,896,370 an increase of 103,017 tests since Sunday. The rate of positive tests statewide over the last 14 days is 6.8%. The rate of positive tests in Del Norte over the past 14 days is 2.8%.
California’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 199 from Sunday. Del Norte has had only two cases requiring hospitalization and one of the two patients remains hospitalized.
Although many restrictions had been relaxed as part of California's "Resilience Roadmap" — which locally has allowed dine-in restaurants, hair salons and barbershops, gyms and fitness centers, hotels and campgrounds and other business sectors to reopen — the surge has resulted in the state monitoring counties and imposing shutdowns in some cases.
Del Norte and many other Northern California counties are not on the state's county monitoring list at this time. Those counties on the monitoring list face scrutiny and new restrictions.
All of California is under an order from the governor to wear masks in public indoor spaces.
"There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported today," the report said. "One active case is still in the hospital and the other cases are self-isolating at home."
Relevant data released includes:
Total tests: 2730
Total confirmed cases: 58
Total active cases: 9
Total inactive cases: 49
Total hospitalizations: 2
Total deaths: 0
Contact to a Known Case: 42 cases (72%)
Travel-Acquired: 0 cases (0%)
Community Transmission: 16 cases (28%)
Under Investigation: 0 cases (0%)
Males: 30 cases (52%)
Females: 28 cases (48%)
0-17 years: 16 cases (28%)
18-49 years: 32 cases (55%)
50-64 years: 6 cases (10%)
65+ years: 4 cases (7%)
Mean Age: 32
Symptomatic Cases: 33 cases (57%)
Asymptomatic Cases: 25 cases (43%)
Passive Case Finding: 21 cases (36%)
Active Case Finding: 37 cases (64%)
For more information about these numbers visit the county's COVID-19 Website at http://www.covid19.dnco.org