Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Mendocino County Adds Two More COVID-19 Deaths Totaling 12 All Since July 1


According to Mendocino County Public Health’s daily COVID-19 dashboard update, two more deaths of Mendocino County residents have been attributed to COVID-19. Sarah Dukett, Mendocino County’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, told us one of the deaths is associated with a patient at the Ukiah Adventist Health facility and one from is from “out of county”.

This news comes the day after Mendocino County was officially added to the California state watchlist and due to concerning trends with COVID-19 infection amongst residents.

MendoFever will compare and contrast the data with the previous day’s infographic in hopes to shed light on trends associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Mendocino County.

The following statement was released along with today’s updated Mendocino County COVID-19 dashboard:

19 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Mendocino County, bringing the total to 575. 2 additional deaths have been reported for the Ukiah area.

🗣Most significant information gained from this evening’s infographic update provided by Mendocino County Public Health:
📍With two more deaths of Mendocino County residents of COVID-19, that brings the county’s total to 12. The county has been in the grips of the pandemic since March, yet the first death occurred on July 1 meaning all 12 deaths have occurred in the last 49 days.
📍Despite theories in the community that the source of Mendocino County’s COVID-19 infections is tourism, the dashboard data makes clear that the majority of transmissions is related to close contacts (45%) while work/out of county travel accounts for a mere 5.4% of cases.

Mendocino County Public Health Dashboard from Monday August 17, 2020 provided for visual comparison

Compare and contrast of the data represented in today’s infographic with yesterday’s:

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👨🏻👩🏽👨🏿Demographics: Cases amongst the Hispanic/Latino Community increased by ten going from 333 to 343, cases amongst the White community increased by six going from 73 to 79, and six of today’s new cases are from an “unreported” demographic.
🧒👵Age Ranges: One of the new cases is between the ages of “6-12”, three of the new cases are from the ages of “13-18”, six of the new cases are from the “19-34” age range, four of the new cases are from the “35-49” age range, three of the new cases are from the “56-64” age range, and two of the new cases are from the “65+” age range.
👨👩 Gender of Infected: 252 of the infected are men(44%) 323 are women(56%).
🏡Source of Infection: Five of today’s cases can be traced back to interaction between “close contacts”, one of the cases was traced back to “work/out of county travel”, four can be traced back to “community spread”, and nine cases are “under investigation”.
🌎Region of Cases: 15 of today’s cases originate in the “Ukiah Valley”, 1 of the cases originates in the “South County”, 1 of the cases originates in the “North County”, one of the cases originates on the “South Coast”, and one case originates on the “North Coast.”
👨‍⚕️Status of Patients: The number of Mendocino County residents in isolation increased by eight from 88 to 96. The number of patients in the hospital dropped has maintained at 4. There is one less patient in the intensive care unit going from 4 to 3. There has been a total of 575 individuals in Mendocino County who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are a total of 103 known active COVID-19 cases. There has been two additional deaths bringing Mendocino County’s COVID-19 fatality total to 12.
📈Testing: Comparing and contrasting testing numbers shows twelve of today’s cases were discovered in Commercial Laboratories, and seven of today’s cases were discovered at a UCSF laboratory.

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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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