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Our 6 p.m. report continues, with the latest data we could round up for July 28, 2020. Our last report was Monday, July 27.

The Short Report

This report includes information available as of about 4 p.m. on July 28. Not all data is available in the same form from various jurisdictions.

Del Norte County

Just after 5 p.m. today, Del Norte County reported that there were no new positive cases of COVID-19 reported to Public Health today. Only one previously reported case remains active and is self-isolating at home.

The county updated testing and other data, as follows:

New confirmed COVID-19 cases: 0

Current Hospitalizations: 0
  •  Total tests: 3991
  • Total confirmed cases: 88
  • Total active cases: 1
  • Total inactive cases: 87
  • 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 — Around 5:45 p.m. today Curry County updated its published data on Facebook, showing 5 active cases, 9 recovered cases, 972 completed tests, 958 negative cases and zero deaths. Other than an increase in testing, this was the sane data published yesterday. 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.

Pelican Bay State Prison

As of about 4 p.m. on July 28, the CDCR report for Pelican Bay remained the sane as reported here yesterday:

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

Lt. Kenny Price said earlier today that inmate testing has been completed and results are pending. Innate do have the right to opt out of testing. Whether any opted out at PBSP has not yet been reported.

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.


  • 130,042 new cases (last 14 days)
  • 324.1 per 100K
  • 466,550 total cases
  • 1,431 new deaths (last 14 days)
  • 3.6 per 100K
  • 8,518 total deaths
  • 1,742,911 tests reported (last 14 days)
  • 7.5% test positivity
  • 3.1 daily per 1,000 residents
  • 7,417,866 total tests reported

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

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


COVID-19 has claimed 14 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 303, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 17,416. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (3), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Jackson (10), Jefferson (9), Josephine (9), Klamath (2), Lane (6), Linn (5), Malheur (15), Marion (40), Morrow (7), Multnomah (74), Polk (13), Umatilla (75), Washington (31), and Yamhill (9).

Note: It appears that the Curry County cases showing on this list is the one that was reported July 27 (included in our report yesterday).

United States

  • 4,280,135 (54,448 new cases since yesterday)
  • 147,672 deaths (1,126 new deaths since yesterday)

 More info here


  • Globally 16,341,920 cases (226,783 in last 24 hours)
  • 650,805 deaths (4,153 in last 24 hours)

 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.

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.

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

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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