Statistics from January 12, 2022
New cases: 170
By age group:
Children 0-12: 14
Children 13-19: 24
Adults 20-29: 28
Adults 30-39: 28
Adults 40-49: 27
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 23
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 903
• Hospitalized: 60
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 2
*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.
We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.
The omicron variant appears to cause less severe illness than delta. However, because it is so much more contagious than delta, more people will be infected so the number of people hospitalized could be similar to the delta surge. The hospitalization numbers included in daily updates are only people who have COVID-19, and hospitals still need space and time for other patients. You can support front line medical staff and physicians by only using the emergency room for medical emergencies. Do not go to the hospital for COVID testing. Contact your medical provider or view list of testing locations on the Get Tested page of ShastaReady.org if you need a COVID-19 test.
Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in our area in late December 2020, Shasta County, as a whole, has administered nearly 200,000 doses of vaccine to residents. This huge community protection effort was possible thanks to collaboration between HHSA and numerous local organizations, including healthcare providers, hospitals, tribal groups and diverse community groups. From appointments to drive-through clinics to mobile teams, HHSA and its partners have done their best to help make vaccines accessible to all.
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.