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LATEST LOCAL STATISTICS

The most recent data released by the Del Norte County Public Health Department is represented in the Dashboard below.  Use the buttons to the right for a direct link to desktop and mobile versions of our dashboard.

The Dashboard is typically updated Monday-Friday. 

DASHBOARDS

For Desktop and Laptops

Mobile Devices

 

What Do the Numbers Mean?

  • New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: The number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases of Del Norte Norte County residents since the previous report.

  • Currently Hospitalized: The number of positive cases who are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. 

  • Total Tests: Total number of tests run to date. 

  • Total Confirmed Cases: The number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases of Del Norte County residents since the pandemic began, including people who have recovered.

  • Total Active Cases: The number of positive cases who are infectious and being monitored in self-isolation. 

  • Total Inactive Cases: The number of confirmed cases who are no longer in isolation, meaning they have met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for release, including the absence of fever for at least three days without the use of fever-reducing medicine, improvement in symptoms and have had 10 days or more since the onset of symptoms.

  • Total Hospitalizations: Total number of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, including people who have been discharged.

  • Total Deaths: The number of people who have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Contact to a Known Case: Total number of cases who are known to have had direct contact with a confirmed case and acquired the virus through this mode of transmission. 

  • Travel-Acquired: Total number of cases who had traveled nationally, internationally or regionally and acquired the virus through this mode of transmission. 

  • Community Transmission: Total cases where the mode of transmission was without travel history or known contact to any other confirmed case. 

  • Under Investigation: Confirmed cases whose means of transmission has not yet been determined as case investigation is still ongoing. 

  • Age Range: The number of total individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 grouped by ranges in age.

  • Mean Age: The average age of all the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Mean age is calculated by adding all the ages of individuals together and dividing by the number of cases.

  • Symptomatic Cases: The percentage of positive cases who experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 

  • Asymptomatic Cases: The percentage of positive cases who did not experience any symptoms. 

  • Passive Case Finding: Total cases found by patient-initiated methods, such as experiencing symptoms and seeking care or utilizing a testing site without specific direction by Public Health.

  • Active Case Finding: Total cases found through contact tracing methods and specifically directed by Public Health to test.

Pending Tests: We are no longer attempting to track pending tests.  Residents of our County can now get tested at a variety of locations both locally and out of the area. Each facility that does testing provides us results in a different method which may or may not include information about pending tests. Due to the increased testing capacity in our area we know there are a significant amount of pending tests, but the most relevant data we get relates to a final result of Negative or Positive.

Wastewater Reporting

Wastewater data provides case estimates based on the detection of genetic fragments of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in stool. Modeling raw wastewater data can help Public Health to quantify the extent of the population impacted by the virus. 

Wastewater data is just one of several methods being utilized by Public Health in the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in our community. By correlating this data with data reporting of active cases, Public Health is able to get a broader view of the scope of disease activity in our community. Please note that this is a fairly new method for identifying disease activity and the accuracy is not entirely known; however, these results do provide information on whether disease activity is increasing, decreasing, or remaining steady within the collection area. 

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Get Tested! 

It's easy to get tested! Public Health is recommending that individuals in our community get tested for COVID-19 even if you aren't showing any signs or symptoms. Click below to make an appointment.

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