Statistics from November 16, 2021
New cases: 46
By age group:
Children 0-12: 9
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 10
Adults 40-49: 5
Adults 50-59: 3
Adults 60-69: 2
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 307
• Hospitalized: 64
• People in ICU: 10
• Deaths reported: 7
Vaccinated 12- to 64-year-old people are 21.5 times less likely to be hospitalized compared to unvaccinated people. Vaccinated people 65 years and older are 18.3 times less likely to be hospitalized compared to unvaccinated people.
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
This report includes a weekly update to Shasta County’s total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include people who tested positive on an antigen test and those with reported symptoms but no confirmed lab test.
We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They are a man and two women in their 60s, two men and one woman in their 80s and one woman over age 89. Please note, today is when these COVID-19 deaths were confirmed, which can be days or weeks after the people died.
COVID-19 is a serious illness and is not the same as the flu. Though they have similar symptoms and spread in similar ways, COVID-19 is much more deadly. In 2020, Shasta County had 123 deaths from COVID and only 3 deaths from influenza. So far in 2021, 300 Shasta County residents have died from COVID and no deaths from influenza. The best way to stay safe is with vaccination, available for ages 5 and up for COVID-19 and ages 6 months and up for flu.
The clinic at Shasta Community Health Center on Friday, November 19 will ONLY have Pfizer vaccines available. Vaccines will be available for ages 5 and up, including first and second shots and boosters. The types of vaccines available in yesterday's report were incorrect. Another clinic will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2440 Hilltop Drive, Redding. All vaccines will be available at that clinic.
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.