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Past Daily Updates

Published December 30, 2021

Statistics from December 29, 2021

New cases: 32

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 6
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 4
Adults 60-69: 1
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2

Total 32

• Active cases: 136
• Hospitalized: 47
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 0

 

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

Current Situation:

  • Holiday gatherings are winding down and winter break is coming to a close. Before returning to work or school, get tested for COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health has sent a supply of self-test kits to all counties. Kits will be available to Shasta County residents through community-based organizations. The “Get Tested” page of ShastaReady.org will continuously be updated with pick-up locations and hours. Supply is limited.

     

  • Due to a slowdown in cases, we will be reducing the frequency of our COVID-19 updates to twice a week starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady.org, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as needed.

     

  • Our offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 31. Best wishes to you in the New Year.

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 December 29, 2021

Statistics from December 28, 2021

New cases: 50

By age group:
Children 0-12: 2
Children 13-19: 4
Adults 20-29: 6
Adults 30-39: 7
Adults 40-49: 7
Adults 50-59: 11
Adults 60-69: 5
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 2

Total 50

• Active cases: 146
• Hospitalized: 45
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • The omicron variant has been detected in Shasta County. Four positive tests taken on December 16, 2021 have been verified to have been caused by the omicron variant. Omicron is highly contagious. The best way to protect yourself, your family, and the community is to continue to implement all layers of protection. These include getting vaccinated against COVID-19, getting boosted when you’re eligible, wearing a mask indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, keeping a safe social distance, practicing good hand washing, and staying home except to get tested if you are experiencing any symptoms, or if you’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

  • Due to a slowdown in cases, we will be reducing the frequency of our COVID updates to twice a week starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as needed.

  • 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 December 28, 2021

Statistics from December 27, 2021

New cases: 26

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 5
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 1
Adults 50-59: 1
Adults 60-69: 3
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 26

• Active cases: 126
• Hospitalized: 44
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 10

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 10 deaths today. They were two women and a man in their 60s, a man and a woman in their 70s, a man and a woman in their 80s, a man and two women over the age of 89. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

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  • Cross off one last item on your 2021 to-do list and get vaccinated this Thursday! A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place this Thursday, December 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Redding First United Methodist Church located at 1825 East Street. Free food and gift cards available for vaccine recipients.

  • Question: Why can’t you tell us where a patient lives, or where they have been?
    Answer: We always need to balance patient privacy with the need to protect the public’s health. In some instances, we may need to be specific about the location of a cluster of COVID cases, but in most cases, issuing isolation orders for the COVID patient and quarantining their close contacts are adequate to contain the spread.

  • We have wide community transmission in Shasta County, so it should be assumed that people could contract COVID-19 anywhere. The virus is spread through close contact with an infected person. Please stay home as much as possible, keep a safe physical distance when you do go out, wear face coverings, wash hands frequently, and stay home when sick. If you are in a place where most people are not wearing masks, we recommend that you go back at a less busy time or choose another place to patronize,

    For more FAQS and Mythbusters, visit 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 December 27, 2021

Statistics from December 22-26, 2021

New cases: 92

By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 12
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 14
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 0

Total 92

• Active cases: 141
• Hospitalized: 40
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 0

WEEKLY UPDATE (12/20 – 12/26):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  149
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  82.7 per 100,000 (50-99.99 is substantial; >100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  2.1%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  36.57
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  0  

 

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

Current Situation:

  • COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies, and the flu have similar signs and symptoms. Both COVID-19 and the common cold are caused by viruses. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-COV-2, while the common cold is most often caused by rhinoviruses. These viruses spread in similar ways and cause many of the same signs and symptoms. Influenza A and B are also viruses and are spread in similar ways as COVID-19, and cause many of the same symptoms. In contrast, seasonal allergies aren’t caused by a virus and are an immune system response triggered by exposure to allergens. For more information on checking your symptoms, check out the chart attached. 

  • Due to a slowdown in cases, HHSA will be reducing the frequency of the COVID-19 Daily Updates to twice a week, starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady.org, Facebook, Twitter (@shastahhsa) and Instagram (shasta_hhsa) as needed.

    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 December 22, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: December 22, 2021
Statistics from December 21, 2021

New cases: 17

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 3
Adults 20-29: 5
Adults 30-39: 4
Adults 40-49: 1
Adults 50-59: 0
Adults 60-69: 1
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0

Total 17

• Active cases: 133
• Hospitalized: 35
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday. Our next COVID-19 Daily Update will be on Monday, December 27. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday.

  • Due to a slowdown in cases, we will be reducing the frequency of our COVID updates to twice a week starting Jan. 3. Please look for those updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will continue to post information to ShastaReady, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as needed.

  • 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 December 21, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: December 21, 2021

Statistics from December 20, 2021

New cases: 28

By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 0
Adults 20-29: 2
Adults 30-39: 2
Adults 40-49: 2
Adults 50-59: 6
Adults 60-69: 3
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 1

Total 28

• Active cases: 141
• Hospitalized: 36
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

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Got a COVID-19 question? Ask the Experts!

Shasta County residents, here’s your chance to Ask the Experts in your own community about the coronavirus. What do you want to understand better about COVID-19? What question do you want a doctor to answer? Send us your questions, and we’ll pose them to our panel of local medical professionals, who will respond in video recordings. We’ll compile the questions and answers and release the video in late January.

Here’s how to get your question posed to our panel:
1. Make sure your question can be clearly spoken, out loud, in less than 15 seconds.
2. A tough question is fine. Keep it courteous.
3. Email your question to CR@co.shasta.ca.us by Dec. 31 and use the subject line: Ask the Experts.

Or, call 530-245-7383 and clearly ask your question over voicemail.

That’s it! We don’t need your name. We will not identify you. We will not share your email or phone number.

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 December 20, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: December 20, 2021
Statistics from December 17-19, 2021

New cases: 43

By age group:
Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 4
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 9
Adults 50-59: 2
Adults 60-69: 8
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 1
Total 43

• Active cases: 114
• Hospitalized: 35
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths reported: 5

WEEKLY UPDATE (12/13 – 12/19):

7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  160

  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  88.8 per 100,000 (50 - 99.9 is considered substantial; >100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collection date):  1.7%
  • 7-Day Avg. Hospitalized:  29.85
  • 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 five deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, and a man in his 80s.

  • CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. The known risks of COVID-19 illness and its related complications, such as long-term health problems, hospitalization and even death, far outweigh the potential risks of having a rare adverse reaction to vaccination. This includes the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis.

  • As you gather with friends and family, keep COVID-19 in mind. Take steps to prevent its spread by:

    • Getting vaccinated. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself and others.
    • Keep gatherings small.
    • Wear a mask.
    • When gathering inside, ventilate well. Open doors and windows, run HVAC systems, and install high-quality air filters.
    • Activate the CA Notify app and ask your guests to do the same. CA Notify anonymously notifies individuals of possible exposure.
    • Get tested.
    • Stay home if you feel 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 December 17, 2021

Statistics from December 16, 2021

New cases: 21

By age group:
Children 0-12: 7
Children 13-19: 3
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 1
Adults 40-49: 1
Adults 50-59: 3
Adults 60-69: 0
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 0

Total 21

• Active cases: 128
• Hospitalized: 31
• People in ICU: 7
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • Before gathering, have a conversation about COVID-19. If you are hosting a holiday gathering at home or somewhere else, it’s helpful to communicate with your guests in advance about your vaccine status and masking expectations, along with the precautions you are taking. Having this conversation may feel difficult, but it can help keep you and others safe. Check out these tips on how to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family.

    • Listen more than you talk: Make it a conversation, not a debate. Share information that you think is most important.

    • Lead with empathy: If someone has questions about the vaccine, try to be understanding and helpful rather than dismissive.

    • Facts are important: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective. Here are helpful talking points that highlight facts and plain language when explaining the importance of vaccination and COVID-19 precautions.

    • Be inviting and authentic: Share stories about why you and your friends or loved ones are vaccinated and share your experience.

      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 December 16, 2021

Statistics from December 15, 2021

New cases: 31

By age group:
Children 0-12: 3  
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 4
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 2
Adults 50-59: 7
Adults 60-69: 6
Adults 70-79: 0
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 1

Total: 31

• Active cases: 126
• Hospitalized: 29
• People in ICU: 6
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:
• There was an error in yesterday’s COVID-19 Daily Update report. Attached is the corrected graph called COVID-19 Among Fully-Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Persons in Shasta County.

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• Shasta County’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped from the “high” to the “substantial” transmission level for the first time. The county’s 7-day case rate is 85.5 per 100,000, and greater than 100 is considered high. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread by getting vaccinated, wearing masks when in indoor public spaces, washing hands frequently and staying home when sick.

• After I get a COVID-19 booster, will I keep needing boosters every six months? At this point, we don’t know. Booster doses are common for many vaccines. Medical experts who developed the COVID-19 vaccines will continue to closely watch for signs of waning immunity, how well the vaccines protect against new mutations of the virus, and how that data differ across age groups and risk factors. It is possible that the current booster dose could result in long lasting immunity or additional boosters in the future. Scientists are carefully monitoring this issue, and they will update recommendations as necessary.

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 December 15, 2021

Statistics from December 14, 2021

New cases: 12

By age group:
Children 0-12: 0
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 3
Adults 30-39: 3
Adults 40-49: 2
Adults 50-59: 1
Adults 60-69: 0
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 1

Total 12

• Active cases: 148
• Hospitalized: 26
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of when the first doses of the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine arrived in California. To date, Shasta County has administered 182,057 doses of all three COVID-19 vaccinations. This included 88,082 first or single doses, 71,644 second doses, and 22,331 booster doses. We would like to thank all of the providers, healthcare workers, and volunteers who have helped administer these vaccines to our residents.

  • Myth: People who get the vaccine are still getting sick, so it’s not helping.
    Fact:
    Nationally, unvaccinated people had a 6.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 and an 11.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19. In Shasta County, the vast majority of people who have been hospitalized for COVID or who have died from COVID in the past 3 months have been unvaccinated. For more FAQS and mythbusters, visit 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 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 December 14, 2021

Statistics from December 13, 2021

New cases: 27

By age group:
Children 0-12: 1
Children 13-19: 0
Adults 20-29: 2
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 4
Adults 50-59: 3
Adults 60-69: 5
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 0
Age undetermined 1

Total 27

• Active cases: 148
• Hospitalized: 26
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths reported: 4

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report four deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, a woman and a man in their 70s, and a woman over age 89. Today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Why is the state now requiring everyone to mask indoors again?
    Since Thanksgiving, the statewide seven-day average case rate for COVID-19 has increased by almost half (47%). Hospitalizations have increased by 14%. In response to these increases, and to slow the spread of both delta and the highly transmissible omicron variant, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated guidance to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 15, the CDPH will require masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccine status, through Jan. 15, 2022. At that point, California will make further recommendations as needed. 

  • Many steps go into determining whether a person died from COVID-19. Each death certificate is completed by the attending physician, based on their knowledge and care of the patient. A team of county epidemiologists and health officers review the medical records to confirm cause of death. Any concerns are brought to the attention of the overseeing physician. Once everyone is in agreement, the death is reported as a COVID-19 death (or not), as appropriate. If a person has COVID-19 but died from something unrelated, such as a vehicle accident, it is not counted as a COVID-19 death. For more information, please view the video, "How does a death become a COVID-19 death?"

    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 December 13, 2021

Statistics from December 10-12, 2021

New cases: 50

By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 1
Adults 20-29: 6
Adults 30-39: 9
Adults 40-49: 12
Adults 50-59: 6
Adults 60-69: 5
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1
Total 50

• Active cases: 184
• Hospitalized: 25
• People in ICU: 7
• Deaths reported: 2

WEEKLY UPDATE (12/6 – 12/12):

7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  248

  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  134.4 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  2.3%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  30.1
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  12  

 

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 60s and a man in his 70s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • COVID-19 can cost you more than your health. There can also be a significant financial impact. The free vaccine may cost you 30 minutes of your time, but catching the virus can cost you thousands of dollars in healthcare expenses. For more information, check out the Costs of Getting COVID-19 graphic attached. To schedule your free vaccine, visit ShastaReady.org.

  • Myth: More kids die from flu than die from COVID.
    Fact
    Since flu deaths in children became nationally reportable in 2004, reported flu deaths in children ranged from a low of 37 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 199 (during 2019-2020). During the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC received only 1 report of a pediatric flu death in the United States. The unusually low numbers of flu deaths and cases last season were largely due to precautions put in place for COVID-19, including masking, physical distancing, reduced travel and increased handwashing. By comparison, more than 600 children nationwide have died from COVID-19, even with those precautions in place. Deaths in children are unusual for both the flu and COVID-19, but they do happen, and both are preventable with 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 December 10, 2021

Statistics from December 9, 2021

New cases: 28

By age group:
Children 0-12: 0
Children 13-19: 0
Adults 20-29: 4
Adults 30-39: 7
Adults 40-49: 3
Adults 50-59: 6
Adults 60-69: 1
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 1

Total 28

• Active cases: 205
• Hospitalized: 31
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • Good news! Pfizer boosters are now approved for teens age 16 and 17. Like adults, teens are due for a booster 6 months after their second Pfizer vaccine dose. The state’s website MyTurn.ca.gov is being updated to allow for these appointments. The update may take several days. It may take some time for local pharmacies and clinics to meet the new guidelines as well.

  • Question: Are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines made with a live virus, or affect your DNA?
    Answer:
    The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines aren’t made up of a live virus. They use messenger RNA (mRNA) to make copies of the virus’ shape. mRNA never enters the nucleus of a cell or interacts with DNA in any way. Once in your body, the mRNA teaches your cells how to make a harmless spike protein that triggers an immune response that protects your body against the COVID-19 virus. To learn more, watch the video COVID-19 Vaccines – The Facts.

    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 December 9, 2021

Statistics from December 8, 2021

New cases: 37

By age group:
Children 0-12: 0
Children 13-19: 2
Adults 20-29: 4
Adults 30-39: 2
Adults 40-49: 2
Adults 50-59: 2
Adults 60-69: 8
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 5

Total 37

• Active cases: 205
• Hospitalized: 32
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths reported: 5

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report five deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s, two women in their 70s, and a woman in her 80s. Please note, today is when these deaths were confirmed and may be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Two vaccine clinics — Shasta Lake and Round Mountain — make it easy to get vaccinated and boosted to protect yourself and your community. Both clinics will give away gift cards. For more details, visit ShastaReady.org

    Shasta Lake
    Friday, Dec. 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Shasta Lake Chiropractic (4221 Shasta Dam Blvd.)
    All brands of vaccines and boosters available.

    Round Mountain
    Monday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Hill Country Health and Wellness Center (29632 Highway 299 E.)
    Moderna and J&J vaccines; no boosters.

  • Are the vaccines effective against the omicron variant?
    Studies are underway to answer that question. What we do know is that vaccine availability is limited in many South African countries, where the variant spread first. Most South Africans who got sick with the omicron variant were not vaccinated. In the U.S., vaccines remain widely available. The omicron variant’s emergence is yet another reason to get vaccinated and get a booster when you’re due.

    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.