August 11, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 10, 2021
New cases: 96
Deaths reported: 0
For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.
A man in his 80s (as reported in the daily update, 08/10/2021) is the first fully-vaccinated person to die from COVID-19 in Shasta County. “We extend our deepest condolences to this man’s family, and we grieve the loss of this valued community member,” said Shasta County Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom.
Shasta County has seen a sharp increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations in the past several weeks, primarily among unvaccinated people. Only 5 of the 75 people hospitalized for COVID in the past three months have been fully vaccinated, and about 1 percent of total cases in the past three months have been fully vaccinated. Most cases statewide, including in Shasta County, are believed to be the delta variant, which is more contagious than the original COVID.
People who are vaccinated are much less likely to get seriously ill or die from COVID. Those who protect themselves with vaccines and masks increase their own odds of staying healthy and help the community stay healthier. Unfortunately, a small percentage of breakthrough cases will happen, because the vaccine is not 100 percent effective. Due to the highly contagious nature of the delta variant, as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths goes up, the number of breakthrough cases will also go up, particularly among those with other serious health conditions.
Free walk-in vaccine clinics are available for anyone 12 and older from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at Redding Senior Center, 2290 Benton Drive. For other vaccination options, go to ShastaReady.org and click Vaccinations, or visit www.myturn.ca.gov.