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Past Daily Updates

Published October 5, 2021

Statistics from October 4, 2021

New cases: 141

By age group:
Children 0-12: 8
Children 13-19: 18
Adults 20-29: 18
Adults 30-39: 22
Adults 40-49: 18
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 19
Adults 70-79: 13
Adults 80-89: 8
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown 2

Total 141

• Active cases: 605
• Hospitalized: 92
• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths reported: 3

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 man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s.

  • Cases are rising among youth under 12. In September, 366 kids under age 12 tested positive for COVID-19. For comparison, 242 kids under age 12 tested positive in August and only 23 kids under age 12 tested positive in July. This is an increase from 2020, where there were 15 cases among children under age 12 in July, 15 in August and 10 in September. The 2020 numbers were stated incorrectly yesterday due to a data error, and we apologize for the mistake.

  • Slow the spread: Get vaccinated. Vaccines prevent serious illness, save lives and reduce the further spread of COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is your best defense against the severity of the delta variant and our best shot at ending the pandemic.

    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 October 4, 2021
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: October 4, 2021
Statistics from October 1-3, 2021

New cases: 197

By age group:
Children 0-12: 28
Children 13-19: 25
Adults 20-29: 23
Adults 30-39: 29
Adults 40-49: 26
Adults 50-59: 23
Adults 60-69: 22
Adults 70-79: 11
Adults 80-89: 7
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown 1

Total 197

• Active cases: 499
• Hospitalized: 91
• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths: 6

WEEKLY UPDATE (9/27 – 10/3):

• 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 718
• 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 398.71 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
• 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 7.08%
• 7-Day Average Hospitalized: 94.85
• Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 19

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 woman in her 40s, 2 women and 2 men in their 70s, and a woman in her 80s.

  • Quarantine vs. isolation: Quarantine is for people who are not sick but may have been exposed to COVID-19. Isolation is for people who are already sick and/or tested positive for COVID-19. If you fit into either of these categories, check out these isolation/quarantine instructions.

  • Cases are rising among 12 and under population. In September, 366 kids under age 12 tested positive for COVID-19. For comparison, 242 kids under age 12 tested positive in August and only 23 kids under age 12 tested positive in July. In 2020, no children under 12 tested positive for COVID-19 in these months. Because this group cannot be vaccinated yet, it is especially important for them to wear masks and practice physical distancing in public spaces, and for those around them to be vaccinated.

    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 October 1, 2021
 

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: Oct. 1, 2021
Statistics from Sept. 30, 2021

New cases: 82

By age group:
Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 16
Adults 30-39: 9
Adults 40-49: 9
Adults 50-59: 9
Adults 60-69: 16
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
Total 82

• Active cases: 601
• Hospitalized: 95
• People in ICU: 21

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


Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 4 deaths today. They are a man in his 60s, a man and a woman in their 80s, and a man in his 90s.

  • Flu and COVID-19 share similar symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, fatigue, difficulty breathing, headaches, muscle pain, etc.). The only way to tell flu and COVID-19 apart is with testing, which makes preventing flu that much more important. In addition, a bad flu season, combined with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, will put additional strain on our health care system. The good news is that the CDC updated its guidance from last year and approved getting a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time.

  • The COVID-19 testing site at the Boggs Building at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed Monday, Oct. 11, for Columbus Day.

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 30, 2021

Statistics from Sept. 29, 2021

New cases: 125

By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 7
Adults 20-29: 14
Adults 30-39: 21
Adults 40-49: 21
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 21
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 3

Total 125

• Active cases: 629
• Hospitalized: 93
• People in ICU: 18

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.

  • The CDC recommends universal masking by students, staff members, faculty, and visitors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. This is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 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.

  • Don’t forget about tomorrow’s vaccine clinic: The City of Redding and Shasta County Health and Human Services are partnering to provide a free drive-thru vaccination clinic on Friday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redding City Hall. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssens one-dose vaccine and first-dose Pfizer will be available. While appointments are not required, you can make an appointment online at myturn.ca.gov or call (530) 225-5060.

    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 29, 2021

Statistics from Sept. 28, 2021

New cases: 133

By age group:
Children 0-12: 17
Children 13-19: 13
Adults 20-29: 24
Adults 30-39: 24
Adults 40-49: 19
Adults 50-59: 18
Adults 60-69: 7
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2
Total 133

• Active cases: 620
• Hospitalized: 98
• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths reported: 8

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. They were a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 60s, 3 men in their 70s, 2 men in their 80s, and a woman over age 89.

    The third dose is not a booster shot. A third dose of Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna is recommended for immunocompromised people. This is different from a booster shot, which is an additional vaccine dose needed to “boost” protection against COVID-19. At this time, Pfizer is the only approved booster. It 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

It may take a few days for vaccine providers to integrate these new recommendations into their practices, so check with your provider for availability.

 

  • 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 people who tested positive on an antigen test and those with reported symptoms but 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 28, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: September 28, 2021
Statistics from September 27, 2021

New cases: 131

By age group:
Children 0-12: 10
Children 13-19: 15
Adults 20-29: 24
Adults 30-39: 21
Adults 40-49: 21
Adults 50-59: 14
Adults 60-69: 14
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 0

Total 131

• Active cases: 739
• Hospitalized: 96
• People in ICU: 20
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

 

  • Vaccination among Shasta County youth is very low, with fewer than 1 in 5 eligible children (ages 12-17) having full vaccine protection from COVID-19. This lack of vaccination, combined with the more contagious delta variant, is causing an increase in child COVID-19 cases. For students, this means missed school, activities and an unpredictable risk of complications, even among normally healthy kids. More youth cases also mean more chances to spread the virus, including to children under age 12 who can’t yet be vaccinated. Speak with your pediatrician to make an informed decision for your family. To make a vaccine appointment, visit ShastaReady.org.

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  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Redding City Hall, Friday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to all. Single-dose Johnson & Johnson or first-dose Pfizer vaccines will be available. Buy lunch from a local food truck while you’re there. No appointment necessary, but you may make one online at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 530-225-5060.

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 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 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 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.