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Our 6 p.m. report continues, with the latest data we could round up by about 4 p.m. on July 31, 2020. Our last report was Thursday, July 29.

The Short Report

The good news today is that as of this writing there have been no new confirmed cases reported by the two county health authorities and the first testing of inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison has been reported to Del Norte County Public Health with no positives! It appears results have been received for about 20% of inmates so far. 

Del Norte County

Here's a new tool of interest to Del Norte. It allows you to select a given county and look at data and trends.

As of July 31 at 2:57 p.m., there were no new cases reported to Public Health today. Public Health is beginning to receive results of surveillance testing on prison inmates, which accounts for the large change in total tests.
New confirmed COVID-19 cases: 0
Current Hospitalizations: 0
  • Total tests: 4571 (557 more than yesterday)
  • Total confirmed cases: 88
  • Total active cases: 0
  • Total inactive cases: 88
  • Total hospitalizations: 2
  • Total deaths: 0
  • Contact to a Known Case: 49 cases (56%)
  • Travel-Acquired: 2 cases (2%)
  • Community Transmission: 37 cases (42%)
  • Under Investigation: 0 cases (0%)
  • Males: 50 cases (57%)
  • Females: 38 cases (43%)
Age Range
  • 0-17 years: 18 cases (20%)
  • 18-49 years: 51 cases (58%)
  • 50-64 years: 15 cases (17%)
  • 65+ years: 4 cases (5%)
  • Mean Age: 35
Other Data
  • Symptomatic Cases: 44 cases (51%)
  • Asymptomatic Cases: 43 cases (49%)
  • Passive Case Finding: 45 cases (51%)
  • Active Case Finding: 43 cases (49%)

The county's latest data is available HERE.

Curry County

Curry County — Curry County Public Health's latest update on Facebook shows showing 5 active cases, 9 recovered cases, 987 completed tests, 973 negative cases and zero deaths.

Curry County Public Health has not responded to requests for information about the number of positive staff cases from Pelican Bay State Prison who are Curry County residents. Latest info here:

Pelican Bay State Prison

As of about 4 p.m. on July 31, the CDCR report for Pelican Bay continued to show no inmate cases; as reported yesterday, inmates have been tested. Some results are in, increasing the testing count for Del Norte County, but so far no positives.

CDCR's report this afternoon shows 26 staff with positive cases and 18 returned to work. 

CDCR’s suspension of intake from county jails has been extended to Aug. 9. The department also announced coordination with the Federal Receiver to identify 100 vacant beds at each institution that can be used for immediate isolation and this process is underway at PBSP.

The prison continues to monitor staff and inmates and reports of testing are provided to the appropriate public health agencies. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation updates its website regularly to show activity of the virus; there will be a lag between the website reporting and that reported by local health agencies, so numbers may not always match. For information go HERE.


  • 127,424 new cases (last 14 days)
  • 317.5 per 100K
  • 493,588 total cases
  • 1,530 new deaths (last 14 days)
  • 3.8 per 100K
  • 9,005 total deaths
  • 1,766,942 tests reported (last 14 days)
  • 7.2% test positivity
  • 3.1 daily per 1,000 residents
  • 7,811,041 total tests reported

Note: Some people, particularly medical personnel, have been tested multiple times.

There are still 38 (out of of 58) counties are on Calfornia’s “Watch List,” created to track jurisdictions with higher incidence of the virus and other factors. If a county is on the “Watch List” for three or more days, additional restrictions are put in place. The most northern counties on the list are Sonoma, Glenn and Butte.

California County Watch List


COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 322, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 373 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 18,492.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (3), Clackamas (22), Crook (2), Deschutes (9), Douglas (3), Gilliam (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (17), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (8), Lane (17), Lincoln (6), Linn (5), Malheur (12), Marion (44), Morrow (20), Multnomah (77), Polk (6), Sherman (1), Umatilla (40), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (45), and Yamhill (18).

Oregon now has a weekly report showing daily increase and lower positivity for COVID-19. Positivity in this respect means the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those tested overall.

The Weekly Report, shows that during the week of July 20–26, 42,452 people were tested for COVID-19 in Oregon, and 5.1 percent of them had a positive result, down from 6.6 percent last week. (For comparison, California's latest positivity, shown elsewhere in this report, is 7.5%).

Oregon updates are available here.

United States

  • 4,473,974 total cases; 68,042 new cases since yesterday
  • 151,499 total deaths; 1,216 new deaths since yesterday

 More info here


  • 17,106,007 confirmed cases
  • 668,910 confirmed deaths

 More info here. 

Great for those who want more data!

We've discovered two additional information resources we think will be helpful to people in our area.

Curry County, Oregon: This website provides a way to look at each county in Oregon and get the latest published date.

Del Norte County, California: This website provides a way to look at current data in California, down to the county level, as well as forecasts and scenarios based on modeling.

Because these websites seem to provide a great deal of detail with more precision that we can manage, we are discontinuing our percentage calculations at this time. Data on these websites may vary a bit from local data due to reporting time gaps.

About Our Report

Our late afternoon report, Monday through Friday, is part of our effort to provide the communities served by the Curry Coastal Pilot and Del Norte Triplicate  with the latest relevant information about COVID-19.

Although the communities we serve are in two different counties and two different states, residents frequently travel to neighboring communities for work and shopping. The virus is not contained by city, county or state boundaries. And we all need to know the rules at play in the jurisdictions we might visit.

Unless there is urgent information that must be shared, we plan to make just one post daily with the best information we can gather — and compile what is relevant for our Friday print editions.

If you have a suggestion for information you would like to see in this daily (Monday through Friday) report, please send an email to:

Unfortunately, all jurisdictions do not report information in the same format, so some information has not been provided for us to share:

About COVID-19

Basic information about COVID-19 is available at the Centers for Disease Control website

What you need to know:

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chill
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This website has a handy self-checker questionnaire


Del Norte County provides a website here with information about testing, which includes some options for Oregon residents, as well as California residents. As of today, the information may seem a little dated, but it's a good start if you would like to be tested.

CVS Pharmacy in Crescent City also provides testing, appointment required, for California residents only. Information here

In Curry County, check this website for testing information. Also the State of Oregon has a new website to assist you in finding testing (does not include California locations).


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