Statistics from December 15, 2021
New cases: 31
By age group:
Children 0-12: 3
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 4
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 2
Adults 50-59: 7
Adults 60-69: 6
Adults 70-79: 0
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 126
• Hospitalized: 29
• People in ICU: 6
• Deaths reported: 0
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
• There was an error in yesterday’s COVID-19 Daily Update report. Attached is the corrected graph called COVID-19 Among Fully-Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Persons in Shasta County.
• Shasta County’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped from the “high” to the “substantial” transmission level for the first time. The county’s 7-day case rate is 85.5 per 100,000, and greater than 100 is considered high. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread by getting vaccinated, wearing masks when in indoor public spaces, washing hands frequently and staying home when sick.
• After I get a COVID-19 booster, will I keep needing boosters every six months? At this point, we don’t know. Booster doses are common for many vaccines. Medical experts who developed the COVID-19 vaccines will continue to closely watch for signs of waning immunity, how well the vaccines protect against new mutations of the virus, and how that data differ across age groups and risk factors. It is possible that the current booster dose could result in long lasting immunity or additional boosters in the future. Scientists are carefully monitoring this issue, and they will update recommendations as necessary.
If you’ve been exposed: Follow the isolation/quarantine instructions until you can be tested and receive test results.
If you need to be tested: Find options on the Get Tested page. Please note: Appointments are required at most places due to high demand.
If you need a vaccine: Find options at ShastaReady.org.