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Shasta County has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the state 10/13/2020

Published October 15, 2020

On Tuesday, Shasta County saw another big spike in coronavirus cases, with more than 95 new positive cases and another death.

Shasta County has the highest positivity rate in the state at 8.1%, and Tehama County is right behind it at 8%.

The CDC says the positivity rate is the number of positive cases divided by the total number of tests. Shasta County Public Health says most of the recent cases are from young adults and that many are connected to the bethel school of supernatural ministry.

“We're getting a lot of negative tests in which is great, that helps keep our positivity rate down,” said Kerri Schuette with Shasta County Public Health.

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