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Shasta County covid death rate 6x higher than state average 10/19/2021

Published October 20, 2021

In the past seven days, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHHSA) reported 22 new deaths due to coronavirus.

According to Kerri Schuette, Shasta County’s COVID-19 death rate is 1.3 deaths per 100,000. That is 6.5 times higher than the state average.

Schuette says most of these deaths have something in common.

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