Statistics from January 20, 2022
New cases: 322*
By age group:
Children 0-12: 40
Children 13-19: 49
Adults 20-29: 41
Adults 30-39: 56
Adults 40-49: 42
Adults 50-59: 32
Adults 60-69: 26
Adults 70-79: 19
Adults 80-89: 13
Adults 90+: 4
• Active cases: 1,494
• Hospitalized: 78
• People in ICU: 13
• 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 70s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.
We have reported 1,560 new cases this week alone. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in our community, and it’s important to know your status. You can sign up to receive four free rapid antigen tests in the mail, with results at home in 30 minutes. No identification, credit card or health insurance information is required. To sign up or get more information, visit covidtests.gov.
Question: What should I do if I’m exposed to COVID-19?
Answer: If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please get tested five days after exposure, or sooner if you develop symptoms.
- If you are unvaccinated, or if you are eligible to be boosted and have not yet received your booster, the CDC recommends that you quarantine for five days and test on day 5. Quarantine can end after day 5 if you have no symptoms and you test negative. If you don’t get tested and do not have symptoms, quarantine can end after day 10. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially indoors. If you test positive, follow the isolation instructions below.
- If you are vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), the CDC recommends that you wear a mask around others for 10 days, but you need not quarantine unless you develop symptoms.
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.