Statistics from March 14, 2022
New cases: 16*
By age group:
Children 0-12: 3
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 1
Adults 40-49: 0
Adults 50-59: 0
Adults 60-69: 2
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 2
• Active cases: 123
• Hospitalized: 18
• People in ICU: 2
• Deaths reported: 0
*The number of new cases shown is incomplete for various reasons. For example, many at-home tests are not reported, and not all people who are close contacts of positive cases get tested.
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
- Question: Why does it take so much time to report COVID deaths?
Answer: Every type of death in Shasta County, including those due to COVID, goes through a careful investigation to make sure the declaration is accurate. This process can take weeks after the death has occurred to complete. To learn more, watch this video with HHSA epidemiologists: How does a death become a COVID-19 death?
- COVID-19 is a serious illness and is not the same as the flu. Though they have similar symptoms and spread in similar ways, COVID-19 is more contagious and much more deadly. In 2020, Shasta County had 123 deaths from COVID and only 3 deaths from influenza. In 2021, preliminary numbers show that 401 Shasta County residents have died from COVID and 1 died from influenza. The best way to stay safe is with vaccination, available for ages 5 and up for COVID-19 and ages 6 months and up for flu.
- Did March come in like a lion or a lamb for you? Whatever the weather, today is a new opportunity to check in on your mental health – or the mental health of someone you care about. To learn more, visit Take Action for Mental Health.
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.