COVID-19

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Our 6 p.m. report continues, with the latest data we could round up for July 27, 2020. Our last report was Friday, July 24.

The Short Report

This report includes information available as of about 4 p.m. on July 27, 2020. Not all data is available in the same form from various jurisdictions.

Curry County

Curry County — Earlier today, Curry County Public Health reported receiving notification from Curry General Hospital of one new case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of verified positive cases to 14, with 9 recovered cases, 5 verified active cases, zero hospitalizations and zero deaths. Curry County Public Health has not yet responded to requests for information about the number of positive staff cases from Pelican Bay State Prison who are Curry County residents. More info here. https://currypublichealth.com/

Del Norte County

On Friday, July 24, just after we had collected data for Friday’s 6 p.m. report, Del Norte County released a report that it had three new confirmed positive cases from staff testing at Pelican Bay State Prison. And this afternoon one additional cases was reported, with only two active cases remaining.

All the new positives were self-isolating at home. Other cases were reported to Del Norte County on Friday and were transferred to the appropriate jurisdiction and are not reflected in Del Norte County's total. Also Friday, several cases completed self-isolation and were considered to be recovered.

The latest data available to us at 5:30 p.m. today is as follows:

New confirmed COVID-19 cases: 4 (since our Friday report)

  • Total tests: 3702
  • Total confirmed cases: 88
  • Total active cases: 2
  • Total inactive cases: 86
  • Total hospitalizations: 2
  • Total deaths: 0

 

Transmission

  • Contact to a Known Case: 49 cases (56%)
  • Travel-Acquired: 2 cases (2%)
  • Community Transmission: 37 cases (42%)
  • Under Investigation: 0 cases (0%)

Gender

  • 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%)

California  

  • 131,388 new cases (last 14 days)
  • 327.5 per 100K
  • 460,550 total cases
  • 1405 new deaths (last 14 days)
  • 3.5 per 100K
  • 1,752,213 tests reported (last 14 days)
  • 7.5% test positivity
  • 3.1 daily per 1,000 residents
  • 7,296,578 tests reported

A total of 37 counties are now 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 https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

Oregon

COVID-19 has claimed 7 more lives in Oregon, since Friday’s report, raising the state’s death toll to 282, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. However, there were no deaths reported in the most recent 24-hour period.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,025 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 since Friday’s report, as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 16,104.

Pelican Bay State Prison

Pelican Bay has begun testing inmates and Monday afternoon reported that about 40% of inmates had been tested. As of July 22, the inmate population at the prison was reported as 2,469. 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. 

As of about 4 p.m. on July 27, the CDCR reported:

  1. Pelican Bay staff: Cumulative positive cases, 27; returned to work, 4
  2. Pelican Bay inmates: no cases reported

United States

  • Total cases: 4,225,687; new cases since Friday report: 201,195
  • Total deaths: 146,546; new deaths since Friday report: 2,678

More info here

Worldwide 

  • Cases: 16,114,449 cases; up since Friday’s report by 817,523 cases
  • Deaths: 646,641; new since Friday’s report: 17,738 deaths

More info here

New! Additional resources

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: piloteditor@countrymedia.net.

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 include:

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

Testing

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). https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-testing

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