August 19, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 18, 2021
• New cases: 124
• Hospitalized: 75
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 1 (male over the age of 89). This individual wasn’t vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.
We are sad to report that Shasta County has reached a new record high for hospitalizations. On December 16, 2020, there were 72 people hospitalized with COVID-19. As of yesterday, August 19, 2021, there were 75 people.
Question: I am pregnant. Should I get the COVID vaccine? Answer: Yes. If you are pregnant, you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19. Vaccine is safe and protects you and your baby. Find more facts about pregnancy and COVID here. (Para español, hace click aqui.)
To help our frontline medical workers provide the best care possible, do not go to a hospital emergency room unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, call before going to a medical clinic, doctor’s office or hospital.