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Past Daily Updates

Published September 27, 2021

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
Blank: 1
Total 264

• 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

Current Situation:

  • 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.

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  • 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.


Published September 24, 2021

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
Unknown: 0
Total 114

• Active cases: 788
• Hospitalized: 92
• People in ICU: 22
• Deaths reported: 6

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • 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:

  • age 18-64 with underlying medical conditions

  • at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting

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.


Published September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 22, 2021

New cases: 140

By age group:
Children 0-12: 17
Children 13-19: 17
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 20
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 17
Adults 60-69: 22
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1
Total 140

• Active cases: 814
• Hospitalized: 85
• People in ICU: 20
• Deaths reported: 2

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 2 deaths today. They were a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s.

  • To watch this week’s COVID-19 update video featuring Public Health leadership, the Shasta County school superintendent and healthcare partners, visit the HHSA YouTube page. Topics include COVID-19’s impact on healthcare and school systems.

  • These pre-existing health conditions are common in people who have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19 in Shasta County: Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, asthma or smoking. Vaccination reduces the risk of serious illness and death from COVID, and is especially recommended for people who smoke or have one or more of these conditions.

    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.

     


Published September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 21, 2021

New cases: 183

By age group:
Children 0-12: 16
Children 13-19: 31
Adults 20-29: 26
Adults 30-39: 25
Adults 40-49: 31
Adults 50-59: 25
Adults 60-69: 13
Adults 70-79: 10
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1
Total 183

• Active cases: 844
• Hospitalized: 83
• People in ICU: 17
• Deaths reported: 3

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

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Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 3 deaths today. They were a woman in her 60s, a man in his 70s, and a woman in her 80s.

  • The third dose is not a booster shot. A third dose of Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna is recommended for immunocompromised people who may not have had a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine series. A booster shot is an additional vaccine dose needed to “boost” protection against disease, as immunity wanes in the months after receiving the initial vaccine series, Booster shots are still in the process of receiving federal approval.

  • Today’s report includes an update to Shasta County's total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include antigen positive respiratory samples, as well as those with reported symptoms and no confirmed lab test.

    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.


Published September 21, 2021

DAILY UPDATE

September 21, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 20, 2021

New cases: 194

By age group:

Children 0-12:                      17
Children 13-19:                    26
Adults 20-29:                       34
Adults 30-39:                       33
Adults 40-49:                       28
Adults 50-59:                       21
Adults 60-69:                       16
Adults 70-79:                       14
Adults 80-89:                       3
Adults 90+:                          1
Unknown:                            1
Total                                194

Active cases: 851

Hospitalized: 78

People in ICU: 17
Deaths reported: 3 (woman in her 50s, 2 men over 89)

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 3 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s and 2 men over the age of 89.

  • Vaccination can protect against variants, but no vaccine offers 100% protection. That’s why it’s important to follow the “Swiss cheese model” below. Stack the cheese and layer on protection—wear a mask, use social distancing, wash hands, move activities outdoors and stay home when sick, in addition to vaccination.

     

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  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies, such as COVID-19 testing. Please only go to a hospital emergency department if you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

    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.

Published September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 17-19, 2021

 

New cases: 357

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

35

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

40

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

61

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

61

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

52

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

21

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

50

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

20

 

Adults 80-89:

 

 

9

 

Adults 90+:

 

 

5

 

Blank:

 

 

3

 

Total

 

 

357

 

 

Active cases: 707

Hospitalized: 78

People in ICU: 17

Weekly update (7-day range 9/13 to 9/19):  

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 966  
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 536.4 per 100,000 (>100 is high)  
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 11.1%  
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 86.3  
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 11


For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • This report includes a weekly update to Shasta County's total case numbers. Investigations are conducted to verify that cases meet state reporting requirements. Duplicate, out-of-county, and probable cases are removed. Probable cases include antigen positive respiratory samples, as well as those with reported symptoms and no confirmed lab test.

  • News on third doses and boosters: This week, the FDA is scheduled to approve its vaccine advisory committee’s recommendation from last Friday to make an addition to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine. This would allow people to get a Pfizer booster if they are 65 or older, at high risk of a severe COVID-19 case, or are a healthcare worker or other high-exposure employee. The CDC must also approve this decision before it is finalized. The CDC vaccine advisers are scheduled to meet Sept. 22 and 23. 

  • Our call center is experiencing a very high call volume. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these quarantine and isolation instructions.

    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.
Published September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 16, 2021

 

New cases: 209

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

29

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

30

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

23

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

34

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

33

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

28

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

18

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

8

 

Adults 80-88:

 

 

1

 

Adults 89+:

 

 

3

 

Blank:

 

 

2

 

Total

 

 

209

 

 

• Active cases: 1,188

• Hospitalized: 86

• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths reported: 2 (a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s)

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 2 deaths today. They were a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s.

  • News on third doses and boosters: Today, the FDA approved the first step of an addition to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine. This would allow people to get a Pfizer booster if they are 65 or older, at high risk of a severe COVID-19 case, or are a healthcare worker or other high-exposure employee. The CDC must also approve this decision before it is finalized. The CDC vaccine advisers are scheduled to meet Sept. 22 and 23.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID, even if you are vaccinated, please isolate yourself. This means staying home and away from others for 10 days after your symptoms appeared, or 10 days after the date of your positive test if you don’t have symptoms.
    Please also notify close contacts who has been within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more. If the close contact is vaccinated, they do not need to quarantine, but if they develop symptoms, they should be tested. If they are unvaccinated, they should quarantine at home for 10 days after they were last in contact with you and get tested. More detailed instructions are available on isolation and quarantine and testing at ShastaReady.org.

    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.

Published September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 15, 2021

 

New cases: 153

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

11

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

14

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

32

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

33

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

20

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

17

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

15

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

6

 

Adults 80-88:

 

 

2

 

Adults 89+:

 

 

1

 

Blank:

 

 

2

 

Total

 

 

153

 

 

• Active cases: 1,117

• Hospitalized: 87

• People in ICU: 24

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • To watch this week’s COVID-19 Update video featuring Public Health leadership, the Shasta County school superintendent and healthcare partners, visit the HHSA YouTube page. Topics include COVID-19’s impact on healthcare and school systems.

  • Sometimes people do get COVID-19 even if they are vaccinated. Because no vaccine is 100% effective, this is expected. These cases tend to be mild, as vaccines help prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death. More than 90 percent of people who have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19 were not vaccinated.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies, such as COVID-19 testing. Please only go to a hospital emergency department if you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

    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.
Published September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 14, 2021

New cases: 203

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

27

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

16

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

37

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

31

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

22

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

22

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

31

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

9

 

Adults 80-88:

 

 

4

 

Adults 89+:

 

 

2

 

Unknown:

 

 

2

 

Total

 

 

203

 

 

• Active cases: 1093

• Hospitalized: 89

• People in ICU: 24
• Deaths reported: 8 (a man in his 50s, 2 women in their 60s, a man in his 70s, 2 women in their 70s, a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 80s)

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

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Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 8 deaths today. This is the second-highest number of deaths reported in one day in Shasta County.

  • Question: Do I have to wait to get vaccinated if I’ve tested positive for COVID-19?
    Answer: People with COVID-19 can get vaccinated once they have recovered from their illness and are no longer on isolation.

  • Our call center is experiencing a very high call volume. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these quarantine and isolation instructions.

    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.

Published September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 13, 2021

 

New cases: 174

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

24

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

22

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

23

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

30

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

26

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

17

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

15

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

9

 

Adults 80-88:

 

 

4

 

Adults 89+:

 

 

1

 

Blank:

 

 

3

 

Total

 

 

174

 

 

• Active cases: 941

• Hospitalized: 86

• People in ICU: 24

Current Situation:

  • Out of 58 counties, Shasta County has the highest COVID-19 case rate in the state of California. Our current case rate is 714.68 per 100,000 people. The state average case rate is 110, and the average case rate in the United States is 288.

  • In addition to layering prevention measures – masking, washing your hands, social distancing, staying home when sick and getting vaccinated – there are other ways to stay safer when you need to go out in the community.

    • Use curbside pick-up or a delivery service when shopping for groceries or other goods. Some stores offer this as a free service. Some grocery stores also allow people to use CalFresh benefits for online shopping.
    • Consider shopping at times when stores are less busy.
    • When possible, dine outside if eating at a restaurant.

 

  • Myth: The COVID vaccine will alter my DNA.
    Fact:
    The messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, Moderna and Pfizer (Comirnaty), work by instructing cells in the body how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. Injecting mRNA into your body will not interact with or do anything to the DNA of your cells. Human cells break down and get rid of the mRNA soon after they have finished using the instructions. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is a vector vaccine, which uses a harmless version of a different virus, called a “vector,” to deliver information to the body that helps it protect you. It cannot change your DNA in any way.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies, such as COVID-19 testing. Please only go to a hospital emergency department if you’re having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and get tested.

    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.
Published September 13, 2021

DAILY UPDATE

September 13, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 10-12, 2021

New cases: 453

By age group:

Children 0-12:

 

 

47

 

Children 13-19:

 

 

53

 

Adults 20-29:

 

 

67

 

Adults 30-39:

 

 

80

 

Adults 40-49:

 

 

56

 

Adults 50-59:

 

 

53

 

Adults 60-69:

 

 

45

 

Adults 70-79:

 

 

29

 

Adults 80-88:

 

 

11

 

Adults 89+:

 

 

5

 

Blank:

 

 

7

 

Total

 

 

453

 

 

• Active cases: 788
• Hospitalized: 90
• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths reported: 1 (woman in her 70s)

WEEKLY UPDATE (9/7 – 9/13):
  7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  1,178

  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  654.2 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  15.3%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  94.6
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  8  

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report a death today. She was a woman in her 70s.

  • The best way to slow the emergence of new variants is to reduce the spread of infection. Stop the spread by taking measures to protect yourself, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine. We are in a race against time to increase vaccination coverage before new variants emerge.

  • When schools enforce universal masking or enough students are vaccinated, it’s reasonable to allow close contacts to stay in school, and when a student is vaccinated, it’s reasonable to not require quarantines or testing, based on current information. It saves time, money, unnecessary absences and allows for more participation in school, sports and extracurricular activities.

  • Our call center is experiencing a very high call volume. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these quarantine and isolation instructions.

    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.

Published September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 9, 2021

• New cases: 310

By age group:

Children 0-12

48

 

Children 13- 19

48

 

Adults 20-29

47

 

Adults 30-39

45

 

Adults 40-49

43

 

Adults 50-59

40

 

Adults 60-69

20

 

Adults 70-79

11

 

Adults 80-88

4

 

Adults 89+

1

 

Blank

3

 

Total

310

 

 

• Active cases: 979

• Hospitalized: 89

• People in ICU: 17
• Deaths reported: 7 (two men in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, two men in their 50s, a man in his 70s, and a woman in her 80s)

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. This is the second-highest number of deaths reported in one day in Shasta County, and five of these people were under age 60. Five people were unvaccinated, one was partially vaccinated, and one was fully vaccinated (the second fully vaccinated Shasta County resident to die from COVID-19). This information is shared to underscore that vaccination is highly effective in preventing severe illness and death. In Shasta County, 2 of the 265 people who have died from COVID-19 were fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two doses of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna vaccine. A third dose of Pfizer/Moderna is recommended for immunocompromised people. For more information about vaccine safety, visit the Vaccine FAQ page at ShastaReady.org.

     

  • Vaccination continues to be the path out of the pandemic. For people who said they would “wait and see,” the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine provides even more evidence that it is safe and effective. Pfizer is fully approved for people age 16+ and remains under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for those age 12-15.

  • Except for the vaccine, there are no other approved drugs or medications that help prevent COVID-19. For treatment options, visit the Treatment of COVID-19 fact sheet for a list of approved and unapproved medications.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies, such as COVID-19 testing. Please only go to a hospital emergency department if you’re having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and get tested.

    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.

Published September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 8, 2021

• New cases: 236

By age group:

Children 0-12

29

 

Children 13-19

31

 

Adults 20-29

44

 

Adults 30-39

33

 

Adults 40-49

33

 

Adults 50-59

31

 

Adults 60-69

20

 

Adults 70-79

8

 

Adults 80-88

4

 

Adults 89+

3

 

 

 

• Active cases: 843

• Hospitalized: 99

• People in ICU: 17

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

 

Current Situation:

  • To watch this week’s COVID-19 Update (with closed captioning), visit the HHSA YouTube page.

  • The Virtual Assistant is an automated system from California Connected. It supports local COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts. In Shasta County, the Virtual Assistant will reach out to mobile phone users. You may receive a text from the phone number 233-93. It’s safe to click on the text link to complete a case investigation or contact tracing survey. Learn more at What is Contact Tracing?

  • Many businesses are experiencing temporary closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks. If your business experiences an outbreak, please visit the recently updated Business Resources page. This page includes the link for reporting the outbreak to Public Health.

  • Our Call Center is experiencing a very high call volume. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these quarantine and isolation instructions.

     

    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.

Published September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 7, 2021

• New cases: 162

By age group:

Children 0-12

21

 

Children 13-19

23

 

Adults 20-29

20

 

Adults 30-39

24

 

Adults 40-49

21

 

Adults 50-59

17

 

Adults 60-69

22

 

Adults 70-79

6

 

Adults 80-88

6

 

Adults 89+

1

 

Blank

1

 

Total

162

 

 

 

 

• Active cases: 758

• Hospitalized: 105

• People in ICU: 16

For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

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Current Situation:

  • Please do not visit the emergency room unless you are having a medical emergency. In adults, emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in chest
    • New mental confusion or inability to wake someone
    • Bluish lips or face
    • This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe
  • Claim: Whether you’re vaccinated or not, you can still get COVID-19, and the vast majority of patients survive.
    Fact:
    While the COVID-19 vaccine is very effective, some vaccinated people do still get COVID. Vaccinated people with breakthrough infections mostly experience mild illness and are far less likely to become severely ill, be hospitalized or die, compared to unvaccinated people. While older people and those with pre-existing health problems are usually the ones who get the sickest, young and otherwise healthy people have been hospitalized and died from COVID-19 in Shasta County. To reduce your risk of infection, in addition to getting vaccinated, please wear a mask indoors, keep a 6-foot distance from others who don’t live with you, wash your hands frequently, avoid close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and stay home when you’re sick.

    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.