Statistics from December 3-5, 2021
New cases: 46
By age group:
Children 0-12: 4
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 9
Adults 40-49: 4
Adults 50-59: 4
Adults 60-69: 6
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 186
• Hospitalized: 31
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths reported: 1
WEEKLY UPDATE (11/29 – 12/5):
- 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 271
- 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 150.5 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
- 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 2.4%
- 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 38.14
- Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 19
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report a death today. He was a man in his 20s. This is the youngest COVID-19 death in Shasta County. Please note, today is when this death was confirmed and may be days or weeks after the person died.
Myth: Children don’t transmit the disease and they recover fully.
Fact: At the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 primarily affected older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions. However, the delta variant is now affecting people of all ages. Most children do not generally become as sick as adults do, but some have become severely ill with COVID-19, particularly those with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, asthma or other conditions. Children can also experience extended COVID illness, called “long COVID,” even when they have mild illness or no symptoms. This is a systemic illness, which means it affects your whole body, and we still don’t know the long-term impacts of COVID-19 in children, including on the heart and nervous system. Children can also spread the disease to people in their families and others who may be at risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death. For more FAQS and mythbusters, visit ShastaReady.org.
Question: I’ve recently returned from travel. Is there anything I should do?
Answer: After a trip, all travelers are recommended to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms. If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC also recommends that you get tested 3 to 5 days after returning from travel (domestic or international), and to stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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.