Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Testing Backlog Leads to Mendocino County Experiencing the Largest One-Day Increase in Cases since Pandemic Began


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.

51 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Mendocino County, bringing the total to 431.

34 of today’s 51 additional cases are the result of a UCSF lab transition and process change, as Mendocino County received 34 COVID-19 positive test results dating from July 31 to August 8th today from UCSF. Ultimately, this lab transition will enhance our ability to eliminate duplicative test results. We are continuing our efforts to ensure timely response and we are working closely with UCSF on this developing situation.

In addition, it has also come to our attention that 1 COVID-19 case this week was categorized as Ukiah Valley, rather than South Coast. This has been corrected in today’s stat tracker.

🗣Most significant information gained from this evening’s infographic update provided by Mendocino County Public Health:
📍This evening’s dashboard update marks Mendocino County largest one-day jump in positive cases increasing by 51, a 13.4% increase in cases in one day. Mendocino County 2nd District Supervisor said, “Most of today’s cases represent a backlog of 34 cases reported today by UCSF that cover the period of July 31 to August 8.”
📍There has been a 58.5% increase in the number of county residents in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being in close proximity of someone who did.

Mendocino County Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard published on Friday, August 4
, 2020. (Provided for compare/contrast purposes. See today’s above.)

Analysis of that data represented in today’s infographic with yesterday’s:

👨🏻👩🏽👨🏿Demographics: Cases amongst the Hispanic/Latino Community increased by 39 going from 223 to 262, cases amongst the White community increased by 4 moving from 56 to 60, and 8 of the new cases are demographically “unreported”.
🧒👵Age Ranges: Thee of the new cases are between the ages of “6-12”, four of the new cases are from the ages of “13-18”, 19 of the new cases are from the “19-34” age range, 12 of the new cases are from the “35-49” age range, 10 of the new cases are from the “50-64” age range, and 3 new cases are associated with the “65+” age range.
👨👩 Gender of Infected: 191 of the infected are men(44%) 240 are women(56%).
🏡Source of Infection: All 51 of today’s new cases are under investigation.
🌎Region of Cases: 44 of today’s cases originate in the “Ukiah Valley”, 3 of today’s cases originate in the “South County”, one of today’s cases originates in the “North County”, 2 of today’s cases originate on the “South Coast”, and and one case originates on the “NorthCoast.”
👨‍⚕️Status of Patients: The number of Mendocino County residents in isolation increased by 48 from 82 to 130. The number of patients in the hospital sustained at 13. There is one patient in the intensive care unit. There has been a total of 431 individuals in Mendocino County who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are a total of 144 active COVID-19 cases.
📈Testing: Comparing and contrasting testing numbers suggests all 51 of today’s cases were analyzed in a commercial laboratory despite the statement related to the marked increase incases coming from analysis at UCSF . The amount of tests pending is 1,681.

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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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