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Past Daily Updates

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

 

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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 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

 

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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.

Published September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 3-6, 2021

• New cases: 248

• Active cases: 711

• Hospitalized: 106

• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths reported: 3 (man in his 70s, and 2 men over 89)

WEEKLY UPDATE (8/31 – 9/6):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by date received):  836
  • 7-Day CDC level of transmission 464.24 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collected date):  12.45%
  • 7-Day Average Hospitalized:  90.71
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  4

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 70s and 2 men over the age of 89.

  • Shasta County has reached another new record high for hospitalizations. On August 23, 2021, there were 91 people hospitalized. As of yesterday, there were 106 people hospitalized.

  • School sports teams are being affected by COVID-19. A growing number of youth are testing positive for COVID-19. It can be very difficult to avoid close contact with others when you are on a sports team. When one member of a sports team tests positive, many of that player’s teammates can end up being quarantined, which has already resulted in canceled games. Vaccinated youth who do not have symptoms do not have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.

  • 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 3, 2021

September 3, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 2, 2021

• New cases: 131

• Active cases: 969

• Hospitalized: 88

• People in ICU: 23

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

Current Situation:

  • We have resumed reporting active cases due to the surge. Right now, 969 people in Shasta County are on isolation because they are still contagious.

  • Enjoy your Labor Day weekend but remain vigilant. There are a lot of COVID-19 cases— reported and unreported—in our community right now. If you’re planning to be around others, please wear a mask, keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

  • COVID-19 is making some young people very sick. Three people under age 25, including one under age 18, have been hospitalized this week.

  • 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.

  • The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. Instead, the site will be open Tuesday, September 7 through Saturday, September 11, then the site will revert back to its regular Monday-Friday testing schedule. LHI has doubled its capacity for testing. For more information, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.

  • 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 2, 2021

September 2, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from September 1, 2021

• New cases: 159

• Hospitalized: 84

• People in ICU: 26
• Deaths reported: 1 (man in his 40s)

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

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Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report a death today. He was a man in his 40s.

  • Good news: Vaccinations are going up. Nearly 2,500 Shasta County residents got vaccinated last week – the highest number since early June. See the chart above for details about total vaccinations administered by week and age.

  • People as young as their 20s are being hospitalized with COVID-19. Only about 25 percent of people 20-49 are fully vaccinated. Vaccine drastically reduces the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death. To learn more about vaccination, visit ShastaReady.org.

  • Every week, HHSA hosts a COVID-19 Update. During the meeting, public health, healthcare and education officials provide important local updates. Watch this week’s COVID-19 Update video on the Current News page at ShastaReady.org, or visit the agency’s YouTube channel at Shasta HHSA

  • The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. Instead, the site will be open Tuesday, September 7 through Saturday, September 11, then it will revert back to its regular Monday-Friday testing schedule. LHI has doubled its capacity for testing. For more information, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.

  • 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 1, 2021

September 1, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 31, 2021

• New cases: 216

• Hospitalized: 87

• People in ICU: 26

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

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Current Situation:

  • Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask indoors, keeping a 6-foot distance from others who don’t live with you, avoiding crowds, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer frequently, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and staying home when you’re sick.

  • We are sad to report a new record high for ICU admissions. On August 23, 2021, and again on August 30, 2021, there were 23 people in the ICU.

  • More than 25% of cases reported today are children between the ages of 5-17.

  • The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. Instead, the site will be open Tuesday, September 7 through Saturday, September 11, then it will revert back to its regular Monday-Friday testing schedule. LHI has also doubled its capacity for testing. For more information, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.

  • 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?

  • 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 the quarantine and isolation instructions available on ShastaReady.org.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies, such as COVID-19 testing. Our local hospitals are very busy, so 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 August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 30, 2021

• New cases: 161
• Hospitalized: 90
• People in ICU: 21
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • Myth: I received my antibody test back and my u/ml is really high. That means I am immune to COVID-19, so I don’t need the vaccine.
    Fact: Antibody tests help health care providers identify whether a person has had the virus in the past. Antibody tests do not indicate a specific level of immunity or protection from COVID-19. The FDA recommends that antibody tests should only be ordered by healthcare providers who are familiar with the use and limitations of the test. It is recommended that everyone who is eligible get vaccinated, even if you have had COVID in the past and a test says you have antibodies. For more information, visit this Antibody Testing article from the FDA.

  • Question: Since some vaccinated people are still getting COVID-19, does that mean the vaccine doesn’t work?
    Answer: Breakthrough cases, also called post-vaccine cases or breakthrough infections, occur when a fully-vaccinated person gets infected with COVID-19. Because no vaccine is 100% effective, some breakthrough cases are expected. Vaccinated people typically have less severe symptoms when contracting COVID-19 than those who remain unvaccinated. People are far less likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19 if they are vaccinated.

  • The state’s COVID-19 dashboard is reporting an error in ICU numbers for Shasta County. However, the county’s epidemiology team confirmed with local hospitals that the information on the county’s website ShastaReady.org is correct. The state’s dashboard should be updated soon.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

Find more data at https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data

Follow HHSA on Facebook or Twitter for notifications about COVID-19.

Published August 31, 2021

August 30, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 27-29, 2021

• New cases: 318

• Hospitalized: 85

• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths Reported: 2 (man in his 70s and a man in his 80s)

WEEKLY UPDATE (8/23 - 8/29):

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by date received):  836 – CDC level of transmission 464.24 per 100,000 (>100 is high)

  • 7-Day Average Case Rate (by episode date):  54 per 100,000

  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collected date):  9.80%

  • 7-Day Average Hospitalized:  85.9

  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  3

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

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 Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 2 deaths today. They were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s.

  • Shasta County has tied the previous record high for ICU admissions. On August 19, 2021, there were 23 people in the ICU. Yesterday, there are again 23 people in the ICU.

  • Like most of you, we wish COVID was over, but it is not. The most important thing we can do for each other is to wear masks indoors and get vaccinated. A new study shows how an unvaccinated teacher with a positive COVID-19 test led to 26 confirmed cases for Marin County elementary students and their contacts. The attack rate in the one affected classroom was 50%. To read the study, visit Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School — Marin County, California, May–June 2021 | MMWR (cdc.gov).

  • Report outbreaks to Public Health: State law requires employers to notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19, and to report workplace outbreaks to the local health department. An outbreak must be reported within 48 hours. This applies to all public and private employers in California, except health facilities. An outbreak is three or more cases of COVID-19 at a worksite within a 14-day period.

  • We are experiencing an increasingly high call volume at our call center. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, our call center representatives will reach out to you as soon as they are able. While you are waiting to hear from us, please follow the quarantine and isolation instructions available on ShastaReady.org.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

Published August 31, 2021

August 27, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 26, 2021

• New cases: 141

• Hospitalized: 90

• People in ICU: 22

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

 

 

Current Situation:

  • What is Comirnaty? Comirnaty is the new name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It is the same vaccine that was first authorized for use in December 2020, which we have come to know as the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, with the same high degree of safety and effectiveness.

  • How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine information sources are accurate? Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. When reading vaccine information on the internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated regularly. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information here.

  • Question: Now that we are experiencing another surge in COVID cases, will Shasta County be implementing local mask mandates or other rules?  Answer: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Public Health has focused on helping people, businesses and organizations interpret state guidance so they can operate as safely as possible. The county has not created any local rules that are more restrictive than the state guidance.  

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

Published August 31, 2021

August 26, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 25, 2021

• New cases: 179

• Hospitalized: 81

• People in ICU: 20

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

 

 

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Current Situation:

  • Good news: Vaccination trends are going up. Shasta County is seeing an upward rise in vaccines being administered in recent weeks. See the chart above for a detailed weekly chart of total vaccinations administered by week and age.

  • We are experiencing an increasingly high call volume at our call center. If you have been notified that you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, our call center representatives will reach out to you as soon as they are able. While you are waiting to hear from us, please follow the quarantine and isolation instructions available on ShastaReady.org.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death. Taking the vaccine is like wearing a seatbelt. You never know if you’ll get in a car accident, but you always wear one just in case. It’s all about prevention and protection. Similarly, getting the vaccine provides you more protection than not getting it.

  • Vaccines are more effective in preventing COVID-19 than natural immunity from previous infection. A study of COVID-19 infection cases in Kentucky showed that people who were previously infected with COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated. In this case-control study, being unvaccinated was associated with 2.34 times the odds of reinfection compared with being fully vaccinated.  

  • Digital COVID-19 vaccination records are available online. Visit the state’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record to access your QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

Published August 31, 2021

August 25, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 24, 2021

• New cases: 115

• Hospitalized: 86

• People in ICU: 20

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

 

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Current Situation:

  • Public Health leadership, schools, hospital and clinic partners gave an COVID-19 Update in Shasta County yesterday. Topics included current data, the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, and how the increase in cases and low vaccination rates are impacting hospitals and schools. Find the video here.

  • Do not take ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Ivermectin tablets are approved for use in humans and animals for the treatment of some parasitic worms. While there are approved uses for ivermectin in people and animals, it is not approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. You should not take any medicine to treat or prevent COVID-19 unless it has been prescribed to you by your health care provider and acquired from a legitimate source. This FDA webpage provides more detailed information on ivermectin.  

  • COVID-19 is affecting our schools tremendously. With the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, some schools are already overwhelmed with case investigations and staff who are absent due to illness or quarantine. The Shasta County Office of Education is asking the community to consider vaccination, and telling parents to keep sick children at home and to get them tested. Please notify the school if a child is sick and/or tests positive for COVID-19. Encourage students to wear masks on school buses and while indoors at schools, and wash hands regularly.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider and Get Tested.

  • To review a weekly report on the vaccine status of hospitalizations and mortalities, please see the COVID-19 Among Fully-Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Persons in Shasta County chart.

Published August 31, 2021

August 24, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 23, 2021

• New cases: 175

• Hospitalized: 91

• People in ICU: 23

• Deaths reported: 1 (male in his 80s)

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

 

 

Current Situation:

  • We are sad to report that Shasta County has reached a new record high for both hospitalizations and ICU admissions. This is the 3rd record high for hospitalizations in the last 7 days. As of yesterday, August 23, 2021, there were 91 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 23 people in the ICU. These are both all-time highs.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider. To get tested, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.  

  • The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends people with weakened immune systems to get a third dose of vaccine. The third dose is recommended for people who may not have had a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine series. The recommendation is to get a third dose of the same vaccine already received—Moderna or Pfizer—which should be given at least 28 days after a second dose. No additional doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are yet approved. Visit the CDC for more information on who should receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine.

  • CDC and FDA have also indicated they are evaluating the use of boosters for people whose immunity might have waned in the months since they had completed their vaccine series, particularly seniors. Boosters for high-risk groups may be coming in September.

  • COVID-19 is affecting our schools tremendously. With the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, some schools are already overwhelmed with case investigations and staff who are absent due to illness or quarantine. The Shasta County Office of Education is asking the community to consider vaccination, and telling parents to keep sick children at home and to get them tested. Please notify the school if a child is sick and/or tests positive for COVID-19. Encourage students to wear masks on school buses and while indoors at schools, and wash hands regularly.

  • Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received full approval from the FDA for people age 16+, and remains under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for those age 12-15. The public can be confident that this vaccine meets the FDA’s high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality.

  • We are no longer reporting vaccination status of each person who dies from COVID-19 in this report. Our chart on the Data and Statistics page of ShastaReady.org is updated weekly to reflect the vaccine status of people who test positive, hospitalizations and deaths, which is where that information will be captured. Click HERE to view today’s COVID-19 Update video (closed captions included).

Published August 31, 2021

August 23, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 20-22, 2021

• New cases: 290

• Hospitalized: 84

• People in ICU: 20

• Deaths reported: 0

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

WEEKLY UPDATE (8/16 - 8/22):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by date received):  734 – CDC level of transmission 407.60 per 100,000 (>100 is high)

  • 7-Day Avg Case Rate (by episode date):  33.6 per 100,000

  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collected date):  9.3%

  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  74.0

  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  4

 

 

Current situation:

  • We are sad to report that Shasta County has reached a new record high for both hospitalizations and ICU admissions. As of yesterday, August 22, 2021, there were 84 people in the hospital with COVID-19, and 20 people in the ICU. These are both all-time highs. The prior high for hospitalizations was 75 on August 19, 2021. The prior high for ICU admissions was 18 on August 21, 2021, which beat the high of 15 on December 15, 2020.

  • Cases are rising among 12 and under population. In the past 30 days, 134 people under age 12 have tested positive for COVID-19. For comparison, for the 30 days before that, only 13 people under age 12 tested positive. 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.

  • Pfizer’s COVID vaccine gets full approval from the FDA. While Pfizer and other vaccines have met the FDA’s standards for emergency use authorization, Pfizer is the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. The public can be confident that this vaccine meets the FDA’s high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality.

  • Please don’t use the emergency room for non-emergencies. Our local hospitals are very busy, so please do not go to a hospital emergency department unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your regular healthcare provider. To get tested, visit the Get Tested page at ShastaReady.org.  

 

Walk-in vaccine clinic:
Redding Senior Center

2290 Benton Dr.

Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed for lunch, 2 - 3 p.m.

 

For more vaccination clinic options, visit myturn.ca.gov or visit the Vaccinations page at ShastaReady.org.

 

 

DAILY UPDATE

August 20, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 19, 2021

• New cases: 98

• Hospitalized: 69

• People in ICU: 15

• Deaths reported: 0

 

For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.

 

CURRENT SITUATION:

  • The CDC recommends that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). No additional dose is approved yet for those who received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. For more information, click here.

  • Please consult with your doctor/clinical team to determine if a third shot is recommended.

  • Based on new evidence about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, CDC is strengthening its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. While COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has always been considered safer than COVID-19 illness, vaccination is now recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. The strength of the evolving science has led to this new recommendation.

Published August 31, 2021

August 19, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics from August 18, 2021

• New cases: 124

• Hospitalized: 75

• People in ICU: 15

• Deaths reported: 1 (male over the age of 89). This individual wasn’t vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.

 

CURRENT SITUATION:

  • We are sad to report that Shasta County has reached a new record high for hospitalizations. On December 16, 2020, there were 72 people hospitalized with COVID-19. As of yesterday, August 19, 2021, there were 75 people.

  • Question: I am pregnant. Should I get the COVID vaccine? Answer: Yes. If you are pregnant, you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19. Vaccine is safe and protects you and your baby. Find more facts about pregnancy and COVID here. (Para español, hace click aqui.)

  • To help our frontline medical workers provide the best care possible, do not go to a hospital emergency room unless you are having a medical emergency. If you are experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, call before going to a medical clinic, doctor’s office or hospital.