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“It’s a real problem”: Shasta public health struggles to maintain covid-19 test materials 04-03-2020

Published April 3, 2020

Like many other jurisdictions, Shasta County is struggling to maintain components of the test for coronavirus — "a real problem" that could jeopardize the area's ability to track new cases, health officials said Wednesday.

While the county got 100 new test components on Thursday and was expecting another 100 to come in Friday, Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom said only another 40-something people in the county could have been tested for the virus with what public health had as of Wednesday.

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