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Covid-19 was Shasta County’s third leading cause of death in 2020 03/05/2021

Published March 12, 2021

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in Shasta County in 2020, killing more residents than strokes, lung cancer, diabetes and other afflictions.

New data from Shasta County health officials shows 112 people died from the disease in 2020.

"To help put this into context, in the past five years, we have averaged 100 deaths per year from all (contagious) diseases combined," county public health spokeswoman Kerri Schuette said. In 2020, she said there were 216 such deaths.

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