Statistics from December 22-26, 2021
New cases: 92
By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 12
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 14
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 141
• Hospitalized: 40
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 0
WEEKLY UPDATE (12/20 – 12/26):
- 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 149
- 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 82.7 per 100,000 (50-99.99 is substantial; >100 is high)
- 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 2.1%
- 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 36.57
- Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 0
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies, and the flu have similar signs and symptoms. Both COVID-19 and the common cold are caused by viruses. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-COV-2, while the common cold is most often caused by rhinoviruses. These viruses spread in similar ways and cause many of the same signs and symptoms. Influenza A and B are also viruses and are spread in similar ways as COVID-19, and cause many of the same symptoms. In contrast, seasonal allergies aren’t caused by a virus and are an immune system response triggered by exposure to allergens. For more information on checking your symptoms, check out the chart attached.
Due to a slowdown in cases, HHSA will be reducing the frequency of the COVID-19 Daily Updates to twice a week, starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady.org, Facebook, Twitter (@shastahhsa) and Instagram (shasta_hhsa) as needed.
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.