Friday, February 28, 2020

Humboldt County Resident Cleared of COVID-19 Virus

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The Humboldt County patient who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer has symptoms of the virus and has been released from isolation, according to a press release from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.


The patient met all the conditions for clearance required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and had “undergone multiple tests that confirm infection is no longer present,” the release states.


The patient tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month after returning from a trip to mainland China and was put in isolation at their home. A “close contact” with the patient, who is currently under isolation, is expected to be released soon.


Humboldt County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich emphasized in the release that “people cleared from isolation do not present any risk of infection to the community.”


Read the full press release below.

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Humboldt County resident released from isolation

The individual in Humboldt County who tested positive for COVID-19 infection earlier this month has been released from isolation after meeting all conditions for clearance required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This individual no longer has symptoms and has undergone multiple tests that confirm infection is no longer present.

The close contact of the patient is expected to be released soon.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “The individual continues to do well and will undoubtedly be pleased to return to normal activities.”

Frankovich emphasized that people cleared from isolation do not present any risk of infection to the community.

“We sincerely appreciate the fact that this individual has been compliant with very strict isolation requirements and eager to help protect the health of fellow Humboldt County residents,” she said.

For more information about COVID-19, please call Public Health during normal business hours at 707-445-6200, or visit Humboldt Health Alert at humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert.

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