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Past Daily Updates

Published February 10, 2022

Statistics from February 9, 2022

New cases: 191*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 24
Children 13-19: 21
Adults 20-29: 22
Adults 30-39: 25
Adults 40-49: 19
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 18
Adults 70-79: 23
Adults 80-89: 16
Adults 90+: 6
Unknown: 1

Total 191*

• Active cases: 757
• Hospitalized: 72
• People in ICU: 11
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Although California’s universal indoor masking expires after February 15, masking is still an important tool for reducing COVID risk, especially in places like Shasta County, where case rates are still high. Unvaccinated people will continue to be required to mask in all indoor public settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. For more information, see the state’s Guidance for the Use of Masks.

  • A new Treatments and Therapeutics page has been added to ShastaReady.org. It includes information on where to find treatments, prevention, priority groups for treatment and pharmacy locations for prescribed oral medicines (PaxlovidandMolnupiravir) to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 cases.

  • Due to the county holiday tomorrow (Lincoln’s Birthday), there will not be a Daily Update this Friday, Feb. 11. Friday’s data will be included in the Daily Update on Monday, Feb. 14.

    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 February 9, 2022

Statistics from February 8, 2022

New cases: 72*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 12
Adults 40-49: 7
Adults 50-59: 8
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 11
Adults 80-89: 7
Adults over the age of 89: 1
Unknown: 4

Total 72*

• Active cases: 707
• Hospitalized: 79
• People in ICU: 11
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Taking care of your overall health adds another layer of protection against COVID-19. Getting your regular checkups, exercising 30 minutes a day, eating healthy foods and sleeping 8 hours a day are all ways to help keep your body healthy. Visit www.healthyshasta.org and find tips and activities for healthy living.

  • COVID-19 can be serious for children, too. Vaccines have been thoroughly tested and are safe and effective for kids 5 and older. Getting eligible children vaccinated against COVID-19 helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death.

  • 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 PCR 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 February 8, 2022

Statistics from February 6 - 7, 2022

*Today’s new cases include figures for 2/6/22. Sunday’s numbers are normally included in Monday’s daily update. However, due to a database error, they were not available yesterday.

New cases: 179*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 21
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 19
Adults 30-39: 38
Adults 40-49: 23
Adults 50-59: 25
Adults 60-69: 18
Adults 70-79: 16
Adults 80-89: 10
Adults 90+: 4

Total 179*

• Active cases: 892
• Hospitalized: 74
• People in ICU: 10
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • After February 15, 2022, masking and mega event safety measures will return to the state guidance established prior to December 15, 2021. This means:

  • Masking while indoors will be required for:

    • All people in the following indoor settings: Public transit and transportation hubs, K-12 schools and childcare, emergency shelters, cooling/heating centers, healthcare settings, state and local correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless shelters, long-term care settings and adult and senior care facilities.
    • People who are unvaccinated in indoor public settings and businesses.

 

  • Masking while indoors or at large gatherings is recommended for people who are vaccinated and live in areas of high transmission. Shasta County is currently in this category.

  • Mega events will be defined as a capacity of 1,000 people indoors and 5,000 outdoors.

     

  • California is working with communities across the state to ensure school children have access to free COVID-19 testing. If your child has symptoms or is asked to test, ask your school about testing resources. To find out more, visit https://schools.covid19.ca.gov.

    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 February 7, 2022

Statistics from Feb. 4-5*, 2022

*Today’s new cases and the 7-day Weekly Update (below) do not include figures for 2/6/22, due to a statewide error in the state disease registry database. Shasta County plans to include those numbers in the Feb. 8 Daily Update, tomorrow.

New cases: 159**

By age group:
Children 0-12: 17
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 16
Adults 30-39: 24
Adults 40-49: 21
Adults 50-59: 29
Adults 60-69: 19
Adults 70-79: 13
Adults 80-89: 7
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 2
Total 159**

• Active cases: 770
• Hospitalized: 75
• People in ICU: 13
• Deaths reported: 8

**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.

WEEKLY UPDATE (1/30/22 – 2/5/22*):

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  893
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  459.9 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  7.5%
  • 7-Day Average Hospitalized:  75.14
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  11  

 

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report eight deaths today. They were two men in their 50s, three women in their 80s, one man in his 80s, and two women in their 90s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • The Sikh Cultural and Education Center and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will host a vaccine and booster clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Cottonwood Community Center, 20595 Gas Point Road. Free testing kits, food and gift cards will be provided. All vaccine brands are available. Language services will be available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish, Mien and Hmong. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent or guardian present. For more information, call (530) 440-2626, (628) 502-6203 or (530) 339-0530.

  •  Our health care heroes continue to do the impossible and remain strong during the fight against COVID-19, but together we can reduce the stress on our health care system by doing what’s possible: vaccinating and boosting, wearing a mask, and staying home when sick.

     

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    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 February 4, 2022
Statistics from February 3, 2022

New cases: 106*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 14
Children 13-19: 16
Adults 20-29: 15
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 13
Adults 50-59: 14
Adults 60-69: 9
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 1
Total: 106*

• Active cases: 888
• Hospitalized: 75
• People in ICU: 14
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Question: Why would someone get tested with no symptoms?
    Answer: The earlier you know that you have COVID, the sooner you can take precautions to ensure you don’t spread it. Find testing resources at ShastaReady.org.
  • The Sikh Cultural and Education Center and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will host a vaccine and booster clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at Cottonwood Community Center, 20595 Gas Point Road. Free testing kits, food and gift cards will be provided. All vaccine brands are available. Language services will be available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish, Mien and Hmong. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent or guardian present. For more information, call (530) 440-2626, (628) 502-6203 or (530) 339-0530.

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 February 3, 2022

Statistics from February 2, 2022

New cases: 176*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 20
Children 13-19: 24
Adults 20-29: 27
Adults 30-39: 23
Adults 40-49: 23
Adults 50-59: 21
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 14
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 5
Unknown: 2

Total 176*

• Active cases: 950
• Hospitalized: 81
• People in ICU: 11
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Myth: Children don’t get COVID.
    Fact: Children do get COVID, and while most don’t get severely ill, they can pass it to people who do, including older family members. Children can also infect school staff, which can impact a school’s ability to keep teachers in classrooms and support staff on duty. More than 4,000 Shasta County residents under age 18 have had COVID, including infants, and at least 10 were sick enough to be hospitalized in the past six months.
  • The Sikh Cultural and Education Center and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will host a vaccine and booster clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at Cottonwood Community Center, 20595 Gas Point Road. Free testing kits, food and gift cards will be provided. All vaccine brands are available. Language services will be available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish, Mien and Hmong. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent or guardian present. For more information, call (530) 440-2626, (628) 502-6203 or (530) 339-0530.

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 February 2, 2022

Statistics from February 1, 2022

New cases:
93*

By age group:

Children 0-12: 20
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 8
Adults 30-39: 18
Adults 40-49: 8
Adults 50-59: 5
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 3
Total: 93*

• Active cases: 1,012
• Hospitalized: 73
• People in ICU: 9
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Lab24 is offering PCR testing on Rosaline Avenue, at the bottom of the hill by Mercy Medical Center in Redding. The walk-in site is open from Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help meet the needs of people who only need testing and do not need other services from the hospital’s emergency department.
  • People's immune systems wane as they age, so it's especially important for older adults and people with other health problems to ensure they are vaccinated and boosted, even if they have had COVID-19. Vaccine helps prevent serious illness and death. Find a vaccination appointment at ShastaReady.org.
  • 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 PCR 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 February 2, 2022
Statistics from January 31, 2022

New cases: 227*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 45
Children 13-19: 25
Adults 20-29: 24
Adults 30-39: 32
Adults 40-49: 40
Adults 50-59: 22
Adults 60-69: 21
Adults 70-79: 9
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 3
Total             227*

• Active cases: 1,350
• Hospitalized: 70
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 3

*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.

Current Situation:

• We are sorry to report 3 deaths today. They were a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and a man over age 89. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

• The LHI testing site at the Boggs Building on Breslauer Way will be closed all day today (Feb. 1) and until 1 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2) due to the special election. You can find other testing options at ShastaReady.org.

• Physical activity, good nutrition, reducing your stress level and getting enough sleep help strengthen your immune system so it can fight illnesses, including COVID-19. Healthy Shasta is a local collaborative launched by the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency and numerous partners in 2005, with the vision of building a community where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Learn more about how to eat healthy and be active at home, work, school and in the community at www.HealthyShasta.org

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 January 31, 2022

Statistics from January 28-30, 2022

New cases: 374*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 39
Children 13-19: 32
Adults 20-29: 42
Adults 30-39: 63
Adults 40-49: 57
Adults 50-59: 51
Adults 60-69: 41
Adults 70-79: 30
Adults 80-89: 9
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 7

Total 374*

• Active cases: 1,178
• Hospitalized: 72
• People in ICU: 8
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • The LHI testing site at the Boggs Building on Breslauer Way will be closed all day Tuesday (Feb. 1), and until 1 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2) due to the special election. You can find other testing options at ShastaReady.org.
  • What can I do to prepare in case someone in my household gets COVID? While the best preparation is preventing illness in the first place, there are other things you can do to be prepared, such as knowing where and how to access testing, having a plan for quarantine and isolation, and understanding your employer's sick leave policy. Read more about how to prepare for COVID.
  • Shasta County schools have been working hard to keep classrooms open during COVID-19. California recently adopted a “group contact tracing” option, which allows for quicker and broader responses to cases identified in schools. Many Shasta County schools are now using this. “Group contacts” are individuals who have spent 15 minutes within a 24-hour period in the same shared space as a person who has COVID-19. This may be a classroom, cafeteria, bus, extracurricular activity, etc. If your child is a group contact in a shared space, the school will notify you and let you know what to do. Most importantly, watch for symptoms and keep your student at home if sick. It is recommended that exposed students participate in testing, continue to attend school, and participate in all aspects of education, including extracurricular activities and sports, unless symptoms develop.

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 January 28, 2022

Statistics from January 27, 2022

New cases: 380*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 22
Children 13-19: 31
Adults 20-29: 63
Adults 30-39: 86
Adults 40-49: 58
Adults 50-59: 60
Adults 60-69: 31
Adults 70-79: 17
Adults 80-89: 7
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 2

Total 380*

• Active cases: 1,568
• Hospitalized: 89
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 11

*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.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 11 deaths today. They were a woman in her 40s, a woman and a man in their 50s, 2 men in their 60s, 2 women and a man in their 70s, and 2 women and a man over age 89. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.
  • The LHI testing site at the Boggs Building on Breslauer Way will be closed after 1:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 31), all day Tuesday (Feb. 1), and until 1 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2) due to the special election. You can find other testing options at ShastaReady.org.
  • If you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, you are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Pregnancy causes changes in the body that could make it easier to get very sick from respiratory viruses such as the one that causes COVID-19. These changes in the body can continue after pregnancy. People who are pregnant should talk to their doctor about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, and should also take other precautions to avoid infection, including wearing a well-fitting mask, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands frequently.

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 January 27, 2022

Statistics from January 26, 2022

New cases: 244*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 26
Children 13-19: 25
Adults 20-29: 29
Adults 30-39: 47
Adults 40-49: 33
Adults 50-59: 36
Adults 60-69: 25
Adults 70-79: 10
Adults 80-89: 10
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 2

Total 244*

• Active cases: 1,509
• Hospitalized: 88
• People in ICU: 11
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • Shasta County’s Mobile Vaccine Unit brings COVID-19 vaccinations directly to homebound and mobility-challenged residents. From March 2021 to mid-January 2022, its staff has helped 2,235 Shasta County residents protect themselves during the pandemic. The unit has partnered with more than 35 businesses, schools, organizations and congregate settings to administer vaccines to residents, patients, students and workplace employees - many of whom say they couldn't have gotten vaccinated without this service. For an in-home vaccination appointment, go to myturn.ca.gov, select “Find an appointment” and answer “yes” to the question about needing help with transportation or an in-home appointment. You should receive a phone call within a few days.
  • Wearing a mask is an easy way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. To help slow the spread and protect yourself and others, upgrade your mask. Wear an N95, KF94 or KN95 if you can, especially in crowded public settings.
  • 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 PCR 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 January 26, 2022

Statistics from January 25, 2022

New cases: 209

By age group:
Children 0-12: 39
Children 13-19: 38
Adults 20-29: 23
Adults 30-39: 29
Adults 40-49: 32
Adults 50-59: 20
Adults 60-69: 16
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 4

Total 209*

• Active cases: 1,708
• Hospitalized: 89
• People in ICU: 10
• 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.

Current Situation:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible children 5 years and older. Millions of kids and teens have been safely vaccinated. Parents, learn more about the science behind vaccines.

  • Shasta County’s case rate is now 1,207 per 100,000 people, which has skyrocketed from 82.7 per 100,000 just one month ago, which is an increase of 1,359%. The positivity rate has jumped from 2.1% to 13.4% in the past month. Please continue to take all precautions to slow the spread and protect yourself and those around you.

    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 January 25, 2022

Statistics from January 24, 2022

New cases: 219*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 45
Children 13-19: 29
Adults 20-29: 23
Adults 30-39: 39
Adults 40-49: 23
Adults 50-59: 22
Adults 60-69: 17
Adults 70-79: 13
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1

Total 219*

• Active cases: 1,557
• Hospitalized: 87
• People in ICU: 9
• 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.

Current Situation:

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  • Vaccination remains the most effective prevention method against COVID-19 and the omicron variant. A recent CDC study shows unvaccinated adults are 5 times more likely to become infected with COVID-19. Visit the Boosters and Vaccinations page of ShastaReady.org to schedule your vaccine or booster appointment.

     

  • When should someone seek care if they are sick with COVID-19? Most of the time people can recover safely at home. However, call your medical provider if:

     

  • The person is at risk for severe illness, to go over treatment options

  • The person’s symptoms worsen

  • Call 911 and get medical attention immediately if the person has:

    • Trouble breathing

    • Bluish lips or face

    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

    • New confusion or inability to arouse

    • New numbness or tingling in the extremities

    • Other serious symptoms

       

              Do not go to the emergency room for a COVID-19 test. You can find testing options on the Get Tested page of ShastaReady.org.

      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 January 24, 2022

Statistics from January 21-23, 2022

New cases: 639*

By age group:
Children 0-12: 57
Children 13-19: 50
Adults 20-29: 100
Adults 30-39: 126
Adults 40-49: 89
Adults 50-59: 84
Adults 60-69: 73
Adults 70-79: 35
Adults 80-89: 8
Adults 90+: 6
Unknown: 11
Total 639*

• Active cases: 1,441
• Hospitalized: 75
• People in ICU: 10
• Deaths reported: 3

*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.

WEEKLY UPDATE (1/17 – 1/23):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 2,081
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 1,155.6 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 12.7%
  • 7-Day Average Hospitalized: 74.71
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 9  

 

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 40s, and woman in her 60s, and a man in his 90s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Shasta County’s transmission rate of 1,155.6 per 100,000 residents is 10 times higher than the CDC’s threshold for “high transmission.” Please continue to take all available precautions to slow the spread of disease, including wearing masks, physical distancing, washing hands frequently, staying home when sick, testing and getting vaccinated.

  • Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, our capacity to provide contract tracing services has decreased. If you have come into contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 you may receive a text from 233-93. This is California Connected, the state’s COVID-19 contract tracing program. When you see this text, it could mean you’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by clicking the survey link in the message and follow the prompts. Learn more in this video.

    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.