Statistics from October 11, 2021
New cases: 79
By age group:
Children 0-12: 8
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 508
• Hospitalized: 63
• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths: 2
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
We are sorry to report 2 deaths today. They were a man in his 80s and a woman over age 89.
Myth: COVID-19 vaccines do not protect against the delta variant.
Fact: Vaccines are highly effective at preventing COVID-19, including the delta variant, which is nearly twice as contagious as the original COVID-19. The greatest risk is among unvaccinated people. No vaccine is 100% effective, and some fully vaccinated people get COVID-19, but they are less likely to get sick enough to be hospitalized or die. Vaccinated people can spread COVID-19, but it appears that they spread the virus for a shorter period of time. Continuing to layer vaccination with other forms of prevention, such as masking, social distancing and personal hygiene, remains the best way to guard against all variants of COVID-19.
Question: What do I do if I contract COVID-19 before I receive my second shot?
Answer: There is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination. As long as you no longer have symptoms, you should be able to get your second dose, provided it has been 21 days for the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine and 28 days if you received Moderna.
Get a flu shot to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. The flu will be circulating this fall and winter. Join us Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic at 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding. All standard flu shots will be free. Fluzone High Dose, Flublok and the pneumonia vaccine will also be available for purchase. To learn more, see the attached flyer or visit ShastaFluShots.com.
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.