October 21, 2021
Statistics from October 20, 2021
New cases: 74
By age group:
Children 0-12: 4
Children 13-19: 4
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 11
Adults 50-59: 9
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 3
Age unknown 1
• Active cases: 463
• Hospitalized: 65
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 3
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We’re sorry to report three deaths today. They were a woman in her 40s, a man in his 70s and a woman over age 89.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is increased for some groups — including older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, immunocompromised people, and women who are pregnant or were recently pregnant. As we learned from news reports, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was being treated for Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Although he was vaccinated, these treatments weakened his immune response, making him more susceptible to COVID-19.
Free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic: A drive-thru vaccine clinic is planned for Friday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redding City Hall. Single-dose Johnson & Johnson or first- and second-dose Pfizer vaccines will be available, so ages 12 and older are welcome. Buy lunch from a local food truck while you’re there. No appointment necessary, but you may make one online at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 530-225-5060.
Free walk-in or by-appointment vaccinations are also available for ages 12 and older at the Redding Senior Center at 2290 Benton Drive. The clinic is open Fridays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.). For other vaccination options, visit ShastaReady.org or www.myturn.ca.gov.
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.