WILLITS, 7/18/20 — The surge of COVID continues in Mendocino County, at an accelerating pace, with each day bringing new hospitalizations. Today 11 Mendocino Co. residents are hospitalized, though one has been moved to an out-of-county hospital, three are in the ICU, and one man from a Fort Bragg nursing home has died. Nine new cases were confirmed today, but as Dr. Noemi Doohan, the public health officer for Mendocino, repeated yesterday at a town hall meeting, test results are coming back slowly, and it’s like “fighting a fire when you aren’t sure where the fires are.
In response to the outbreak at the Sherwood Oaks nursing home in Fort Bragg, the County will be doing COVID testing in Fort Bragg tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Read more in this article)
MENDOCINO Co., 7/16/20 — Twelve new cases were confirmed today, with one more person hospitalized, bring total hospitalization to seven people. Of those seven, four are sevearly ill in and in the intensive care unit of their respective hospital. Each of the three hospitals in Mendocino County now has COVID patients.
As can been see in the graph below, what we call “active cases” (a sum of people in isolation, hospitalized and dead) is now surging and has almost caught up to the number of people released or recovered.
The period of time which the number of cases take to double has also decreased again down to about 10 days, showing a faster rate of spread.