Wednesday, December 6, 2023

A Fourth Resident of Fort Bragg Nursing Home Passes Bringing Mendocino County’s Death Total to Six


This evening’s Mendocino County Public Health Dashboard update brought sad news of a sixth death in the county, which will make for a total of four deaths associated with Fort Bragg’s Sherwood Oaks Health Center. Along with the announcement of the 6th death, 8 more positive cases have been identified.

Whenever Mendocino County Public Health publishes a new COVID-19 infographic, MendoFever will compare and contrast the data with the previous infographic in hopes to shed light on trends associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Mendocino County.

🗣Most significant information gained from this evening’s infographic update provided by Mendocino County Public Health:
📍Mendocino County’s 6th death was announced with this evening’s dashboard update. According to County Executive Office’s Sarah Dukett, the individual who passed was a resident of the Sherwood Oaks Health Center in Fort Bragg. This means that there have been four deaths of residents at that facility.
📍 Nearly 70% of the County’s cases originate in the Ukiah Valley.
📍To address concerns that tourists are bringing in the virus, the data indicates that 40% of cases are sourced from “close contact” and only 7% are associated with “work/out of county travel”

Mendocino County Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard from Friday, July 24, 2020

🧠Analysis of that data represented in today’s infographic with yesterday. No longer will MendoFever simply describe the numbers that change within each category, but the overall percentage:

👨🏻👩🏽👨🏿Demographics: 60% (up by 1%) of total cases are associated with the Hispanic/Latino community; 16% are associated with the White/Non-Hispanic community, 7% are associated with the Native American/Alaskan native community, 1% are associated with the African American community, .4% of cases are associated with the Asian Community, 2% are “other”, and 14% are “unreported.
🧒👵Age Ranges: 4% of cases are associated with the “0-5” age range, 6% of cases are from the “6-12” age range, 9% of cases are associated with the “13-18” age range, 32% of cases are associated with the “19-34” age range, 23% of cases are associated with the “35-49” age range, 14% of cases are from the “50-64” age range, and 12% are from the 65+ age range.
👨👩 Gender of Infected: 49% of the infected are men 51% are women.
🏡Source of Infection: 40% of the county’s cases are associated with “close contact”, 7% of cases are associated with “work/out of county travel”, 11% of cases are associated with “community spread”, and 42% are “under investigation”.
🌎Region of Cases: 69% of cases originate in the Ukiah Valley, 4% are from the South County, 13% are from the North County, 1% of cases originate on the South Coast, and 12% originate on the North Coast.
👨‍⚕️Status of Patients: Four more patients have entered isolation for a total of 122. There remains 4 patients in the hospital. There remains only one patient in the intensive care unit. A sixth death was announced today Mendocino County and there is a total of 257 cases. There are a total of 127 active COVID-19 cases.
📈Testing: Comparing and contrasting testing numbers suggests the majority of today’s 8 new cases were discovered within commercial labs. The amount of tests pending is still 1,958. The overall positivity rate of those tests remains at 1.6%. .3% of Mendocino County’s population has tested positive for COVID-19

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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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