September 27, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 24-26, 2021
New cases: 264
By age group:
Children 0-12: 32
Children 13-19: 28
Adults 20-29: 38
Adults 30-39: 45
Adults 40-49: 40
Adults 50-59: 31
Adults 60-69: 20
Adults 70-79: 20
Adults 80-89: 9
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 682
• Hospitalized: 87
• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths reported: 1
WEEKLY UPDATE (9/20 – 9/26):
- 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 965
- 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 535.87 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
- 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 8.6%
- 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 86.4
- Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 15
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
We are sorry to report a death today. He was a man in his 70s.
Vaccines train your body to fight against COVID-19. Vaccines give your body a head start by building up the antibodies it needs to fight off the virus before the virus enters your body. By having this head start you are less likely to have severe symptoms, be hospitalized or die. With the COVID-19 vaccine, you can level-up your immune system so it's ready to fight.
Low vaccination rates equal more cases. In Shasta County, the vaccination rate (green line in the above graphic) of people ages 12-64 is less than 30%. Because the vaccination rate is so low, the case rate (blue line) is very high. In comparison, Shasta County adults over age 65 have a very high vaccination rate and a very low case rate. It goes to show that vaccination works! See graphs above for comparison.
Question: What is VAERS and how does it help ensure vaccine safety?
Answer: All healthcare providers and vaccine manufacturers must report certain adverse events (“signals”) after vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is designed for early identification of patterns of events so further studies can be done to determine if the signal represents an actual vaccine risk. Serious adverse events reported to VAERS are investigated by vaccine safety experts, who gather additional information from medical records and other sources. These studies involve other parts of the vaccine safety monitoring system, such as the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) or the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) project. These systems can better assess health risks and possible connections between adverse events and a vaccine.
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.