Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, Sept. 27 @ 5:25 p.m.
Del Norte COVID-19 Update: Two More Deaths; Hospitalizations, Active Cases Down
Del Norte County saw two more deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the count to 38 since the pandemic began last year.
However, the overall number of active cases as well as hospitalizations have decreased from the previous week, according to statistics from the Public Health Branch on Monday.
Thirty-three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed over the weekend, while there are 100 active cases in the county currently, according to the Public Health Branch. Six people are currently in the hospital due to the coronavirus.
On Friday, there were 131 active COVID-19 cases in Del Norte County and 12 people hospitalized with the virus.
Meanwhile, Del Norte County’s vaccination rate has improved somewhat. As of last Wednesday, 46.9 percent of Del Norte County’s population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.
About 7.8 percent of the county’s population is partially vaccinated.
Resources for businesses to safely weather the pandemic are still available, Crescent City-Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce Director Cindy Vosburg told the public at a community briefing last week. This includes surgical masks, N95 masks and hand sanitizer.
Vosburg urged business owners to call the Chamber at (707) 464-3174 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a town hall meeting for business owners hosted by State Sen. Mike McGuire and featuring Cal/OSHA representative Eric Berg and Branden Butler, of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on Thursday.
This meeting will be held from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. Register by clicking here.