Statistics from February 16, 2022
New cases: 70*
By age group:
Children 0-12: 11
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 6
Adults 40-49: 5
Adults 50-59: 9
Adults 60-69: 5
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 8
Adults 90+: 4
• Active cases: 504
• Hospitalized: 83
• People in ICU: 16
• Deaths reported: 0
*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
- Vaccine is still the best way to protect yourself from severe illness and death from COVID-19. See attached graphics for comparison of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination status. (Source: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/)
- Self-tests for COVID-19 give rapid results and can be taken anywhere. They detect current infection and give your result in a few minutes. They are different from laboratory-based tests that may take days to return your result. Self-tests protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19. Self-tests do not detect antibodies, which would suggest a previous infection and they do not measure your level of immunity. Insurance covers COVID tests; check with your insurance company for details on how to access your tests. Or, order one set of four free at-home tests at USPS.com.
- The Sikh Cultural and Education Center and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will host a vaccine and booster clinic from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, February 18) at Shasta Lake Chiropractic, 4221 Shasta Dam Blvd. Free testing kits, food and gift cards will be provided. All vaccine brands are available. Language services will be available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish, Mien and Hmong. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent or guardian present. For more information, call (530) 440-2626 or (628) 502-6203.
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.