Statistics from October 13, 2021
New cases: 148
By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 25
Adults 40-49: 22
Adults 50-59: 32
Adults 60-69: 26
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
• Active cases: 505
• Hospitalized: 62
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths: 0
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org
The CDC reports that people should be vaccinated even if they have already had COVID-19. Research has not yet shown how long people are protected from getting COVID-19 again after they have recovered from the virus. Evidence is showing that people get better protection from being fully vaccinated than from having had COVID-19 previously. One study of COVID-19 infections showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to get re-infected than fully vaccinated people.
The flu vaccination reduces the severity of the flu’s symptoms and lowers the chances of hospitalization. Everyone 6 months and older can get a flu shot, and free standard flu shots are available at a county drive-thru clinic on October 16. See the attached flyers for details.
HHSA has discontinued its weekly video recordings of COVID-19 updates for now. We will continue to issue daily written updates, as well as video updates when we have urgent news to share.
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.