Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Eighth Sherwood Oaks Patient Perishes Marking the Thirteenth COVID-19 Death in Mendocino County

Mendocino County Public Health dashboard from August 19, 2020

According to Mendocino County Public Health’s daily COVID-19 dashboard update, there has been another death associated with a patient at Sherwood Oaks Health Center, a skilled nursing facility in Fort Bragg. This makes for a total of eight deaths associated with the COVID-19 outbreak at Sherwood Oaks and a total of thirteen for Mendocino County.

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:

4 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Mendocino County, bringing the total to 579. 1 additional death related to Sherwood Oaks in the north coast region has been reported.

🗣Most significant information gained from this evening’s infographic update provided by Mendocino County Public Health:
📍Though the Sherwood Oaks outbreak has been contained, the virus’s initial spread amongst patients continues to cause death with an eighth death announced today by Public Health
📍Some of the noteworthy statistics include that 59.6% of cases are from the Hispanic community though that community only makes up 25.8% of the county’s population according to the US Census Bureau. 74.9% of Mendocino County’s cases originate in the Ukiah Valley. 58.6% of the county’s positive COVID-19 cases are between the ages of 19-49.

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 9 going from 343 to 352, cases amongst the White community increased by six going from 79 to 85, cases amongst the American Indian/Alaskan Native increased by one from 27 to 28, the number of “unreported” positive cases decreased by 10.
🧒👵Age Ranges: One of the new cases is between the ages of “0-5”, one of the new cases is from the “19-34” age range, one of the new cases is from the “35-49” age range, and one of the new cases is from the “65+” age range.
👨👩 Gender of Infected: 254 of the infected are men(44%) 325 are women(56%).
🏡Source of Infection: One of today’s cases can be traced back to interaction between “close contacts”, two of today’s new cases can be traced back to “community spread”, and one case is “under investigation”.
🌎Region of Cases: 6 new cases have been attributed to the “Ukiah Valley”, 2 have been attributed to the “North County”. These numbers are not equivalent with the four new positive cases announced today. According to Mendocino County’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sarah Dukett, this data discrepancy is a result of there being some “duplicate data that was cleaned up resulting in changes to some of the stats.”
👨‍⚕️Status of Patients: The number of Mendocino County residents in isolation increased by one from 96 to 97. The number of patients in the hospital has maintained at 4. The number of patients in the ICU has stayed the same at 3. There has been a total of 579 individuals in Mendocino County who have tested positive for COVID-19. There is still a current total of 103 known active COVID-19 cases. There was one additional death bringing Mendocino County’s COVID-19 fatality total to 13.
📈Testing: Comparing and contrasting testing numbers shows all four of today’s cases were discovered in Commercial Laboratories.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
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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