Statistics from October 15-17, 2021
New cases: 150
By age group:
Children 0-12: 16
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 14
Adults 30-39: 34
Adults 40-49: 22
Adults 50-59: 21
Adults 60-69: 13
Adults 70-79: 15
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 427
• Hospitalized: 55
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths: 7
WEEKLY UPDATE (10/11 – 10/17):
- 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 581
- 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 322.63 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
- 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 5.45%
- 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 55.28
- Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 14
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They were a man in his 60s, a woman and 4 men in their 70s, and a man over 89.
With flu season around the corner, some health experts are predicting a “twindemic.” The flu and COVID-19 are both contagious illnesses, but they’re caused by different viruses. Many experts are worried that hospitals could become overburdened if there are both flu and COVID-19 outbreaks at the same time. Fortunately, vaccine is available for both. For more information on where to get your flu shot, visit ShastaFluShots.com. For COVID-19 vaccine information, visit ShastaReady.org.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends universal masking by students, staff members, faculty and visitors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. In a recent study, schools without mask requirements were 3.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks in comparison to schools with mask requirements. Please help keep children in school.
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.