March 24, 2020: Fourth Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Humboldt County
A fourth county resident has tested positive for COVID-19, local health officials confirmed this afternoon. The fourth resident was in the same traveler group as the individual announced earlier who had traveled internationally.
A multistate investigation of possible contacts is currently under way. Symptomatic contacts will be tested and isolated while results are pending. Asymptomatic contacts will be quarantined.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Sheriff William Honsal said this once again affirms the importance of the shelter-in-place order that went into effect last week and discouraged all travel.
“We’re praying for these people and wish them both a full recovery,” Honsal said.
Humboldt County previously confirmed two cases of the virus, one on Feb. 20 and the second on March 20.