October 5, 2021
Statistics from October 4, 2021
New cases: 141
By age group:
Children 0-12: 8
Children 13-19: 18
Adults 20-29: 18
Adults 30-39: 22
Adults 40-49: 18
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 19
Adults 70-79: 13
Adults 80-89: 8
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 605
• Hospitalized: 92
• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths reported: 3
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
We are sorry to report 3 deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s.
Cases are rising among youth under 12. In September, 366 kids under age 12 tested positive for COVID-19. For comparison, 242 kids under age 12 tested positive in August and only 23 kids under age 12 tested positive in July. This is an increase from 2020, where there were 15 cases among children under age 12 in July, 15 in August and 10 in September. The 2020 numbers were stated incorrectly yesterday due to a data error, and we apologize for the mistake.
Slow the spread: Get vaccinated. Vaccines prevent serious illness, save lives and reduce the further spread of COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is your best defense against the severity of the delta variant and our best shot at ending the pandemic.
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.