COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: October 25, 2021
Statistics from October 22-24, 2021
New cases: 194
By age group:
Children 0-12: 34
Children 13-19: 19
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 50
Adults 40-49: 15
Adults 50-59: 26
Adults 60-69: 15
Adults 70-79: 9
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 508
• Hospitalized: 78
• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths reported: 2
WEEKLY UPDATE (10/18 – 10/24):
• 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 655
• 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 363.73 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
• 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 5.98%
• 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 70.42
• Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 12
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report 2 deaths today. They were 2 men in their 70s.
Booster shots are now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines. See graphic below for who qualifies for a booster dose and when to get it.
Halloween is right around the corner. Here are some safety tips to help you enjoy a sweet and safe Halloween.
- Wear a mask – incorporate a cloth or surgical mask into your costume
- Trick or treat in small groups outdoors – enjoy outdoor activities and avoid indoor gatherings
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Wash your hands before and after eating candy – 20 seconds is all it takes
- Get vaccinated – adults and children age 12 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone over 6 months can get the flu shot
Question: Are the Pfizer vaccine and Comirnaty different?
Answer: No, they are not different. Even though the name changed, the vaccine is the same. Under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), vaccines are known by the companies that created them (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). However, once a vaccine is fully FDA approved, a company can select a brand name. For example, Pfizer took on the name Comirnaty, and the new brand name for Moderna is SpikeVax.
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.