Statistics from October 18, 2021
New cases: 91
By age group:
Children 0-12: 11
Children 13-19: 3
Adults 20-29: 17
Adults 30-39: 9
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 14
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 481
• Hospitalized: 56
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths: 8
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report 8 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, two men in their 80s and a woman over age 89.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines aren’t made up of a live virus. They use messenger RNA (mRNA) to make copies of the virus' shape. mRNA never enters the nucleus of a cell or interacts with DNA in any way. Once in your body, the mRNA teaches your cells how to make a harmless spike protein that triggers an immune response—without our bodies ever having to get infected. To learn more, watch the video COVID-19 Vaccines – The Facts.
A new study from the CDC shows promising preliminary findings in the effectiveness of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine against hospitalizations in youth age 12-18. Read the full study here, or view the attached graphic for highlights.
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.