Statistics from January 19, 2022
New cases: 475*
By age group:
Children 0-12: 56
Children 13-19: 59
Adults 20-29: 89
Adults 30-39: 98
Adults 40-49: 55
Adults 50-59: 52
Adults 60-69: 36
Adults 70-79: 18
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 2
• Active cases: 1,308
• Hospitalized: 72
• People in ICU: 14
• 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 woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.
This is the highest number of new cases reported since the start of the pandemic. The prior high was 310 on September 9, 2021. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in our community, and it is critically important to continue to wear masks in public spaces, wash hands frequently, avoid large gatherings, stay home when sick, and get tested. Find more information at ShastaReady.org.
Myth: More kids have died from flu than have died from COVID.
Fact: Since flu deaths in children became nationally reportable in 2004, reported flu deaths in children in the United States ranged from a low of 1 (in 2020-2021) to a high of 199 (in 2019-2020). By comparison, 862 children nationwide have died from COVID-19, even with those precautions in place. Deaths in children are unusual for both the flu and COVID-19, but they do happen, and both are preventable with vaccine. For more FAQS and mythbusters, visit ShastaReady.org.
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.