Statistics from November 5-7, 2021
New cases: 138
By age group:
Children 0-12: 18
Children 13-19: 17
Adults 20-29: 17
Adults 30-39: 23
Adults 40-49: 17
Adults 50-59: 14
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 14
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 2
• Active cases: 355
• Hospitalized: 61
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 7
WEEKLY UPDATE (11/1 –11/7):
- 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 457
- 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 253.8 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
- 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 4.8%
- 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 65.42
- Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 29
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s, a woman and 2 men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, and 2 women in their 80s.
The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, epidemiologists and the medical director of a pediatric intensive care unit recently answered questions regarding the vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. You can check out the video here.
It's flu season, which means we could experience flu and COVID-19 outbreaks at the same time. Fortunately, vaccine is available for both. It is safe to get both your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time. For more information on where to get your flu shot, visit ShastaFluShots.com. For COVID-19 vaccine information, visit ShastaReady.org.
The CDC reports that people should be vaccinated even if they have already had COVID-19. Research has not yet shown how long people are protected from getting COVID-19 again after they have recovered from the virus. Evidence shows that people get better protection from being fully vaccinated than from having had COVID-19 previously. One study of COVID-19 infections showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 were more than five times as likely to get re-infected than fully vaccinated people.
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.