October 8, 2021
Statistics from October 7, 2021
New cases: 118
By age group:
Children 0-12: 11
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 23
Adults 40-49: 20
Adults 50-59: 12
Adults 60-69: 21
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 538
• Hospitalized: 65
• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths: 6
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
We are sorry to report 6 deaths today. They were a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 70s, and two men in their 80s. Out of the 24 deaths reported this week, 10 of them have been under the age of 60.
Health associations are urging Americans to get both flu and COVID-19 vaccines ahead of flu season. The American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Diabetes Association have stated that “patients with cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease are at a higher risk for severe complications from serious respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19, and the 2021 to 2022 flu season could be severe and begin early, meaning that preventing the flu is an important step in relieving overcrowded hospitals and protecting vulnerable and at-risk people.”
The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed on Columbus Day, which is Monday, October 11, 2021.
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.