September 24, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 23, 2021
New cases: 114
By age group:
Children 0-12: 15
Children 13-19: 21
Adults 20-29: 11
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 11
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 12
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 1
• Active cases: 788
• Hospitalized: 92
• People in ICU: 22
• Deaths reported: 6
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
We are sorry to report 6 deaths today. They were a man in his 30s, a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s, and a man over the age of 89.
Boosters available: Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine (known as Comirnaty) are now approved for eligible Californians. Eligible people should receive the booster six months after their second dose. The Pfizer booster is highly recommended for people who are:
- 65 years and older
- residing in a long-term care facility
- age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
Other eligible groups include people who are:
Boosters for the Moderna and J&J/Janssen vaccines are not yet approved. The state’s MyTurn vaccine site has been updated to reflect this information. It may take a few days for vaccine providers to integrate these new recommendations into their practices, so check with your provider for availability.
Last year, during the week of 9/13/2020 - 9/19/2020, 7,978 COVID-19 tests were performed in Shasta County, and about 1.3% were positive. At the same time this year, during the week of 9/12/2021 - 9/18/2021, 10,810 COVID-19 tests were performed in Shasta County, and about 7.6% were positive. While more testing is being done this year, a much higher percentage of tests are coming back positive than a year ago. If we had the same positivity rate now as we did a year ago, those 10,810 tests from last week would have resulted in 141 positives instead of 822.
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.