October 14, 2021
Statistics from October 13, 2021
New cases: 148
By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 25
Adults 40-49: 22
Adults 50-59: 32
Adults 60-69: 26
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 505
• Hospitalized: 62
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths: 0
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at 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 is showing 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 are more than twice as likely to get re-infected than fully vaccinated people.
The flu vaccination reduces the severity of the flu’s symptoms and lowers the chances of hospitalization. Everyone 6 months and older can get a flu shot, and free standard flu shots are available at a county drive-thru clinic on October 16. See the attached flyers for details.
HHSA has discontinued its weekly video recordings of COVID-19 updates for now. We will continue to issue daily written updates, as well as video updates when we have urgent news to share.
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.
In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, video updates will be shared with the community on a regular basis and can be viewed on the Shasta HHSA YouTube channel (closed captioning available).
Weekly media briefings were conducted until the Blueprint for a Safer Economy was lifted on June 15. You can find recordings here.
Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO)
The Rural Association of Northern California Health Officers (RANCHO) is a regional network of county health officers in northern California. RANCHO was formed in the spring of 2020 in response to COVID-19. Other parts of the state have longstanding regional health official associations. These networks address current and emerging health issues by leveraging expertise and resources of local health departments to advance regional public health and promote communication and collaboration among neighboring counties.
COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked by health officers: July 14, 2021
COVID-19: A North State Wildfire by Another Name: Dec. 18, 2020
Statement of support of universal influenza vaccination for healthcare and educational setting personnel: Oct. 2, 2020
School guidance: Sept. 29, 2020
Statement in support of restaurant indoor dining: Aug. 1, 2020
Our local healthcare leaders are asking for our help to protect the strength and safety of the healthcare system by stopping the spread.