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Past Daily Updates

Published November 16, 2021

Statistics from November 15, 2021

New cases: 76

By age group:
Children 0-12: 5
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 9
Adults 30-39: 8
Adults 40-49: 5
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 10
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1

Total 76

• Active cases: 319
• Hospitalized: 62
• People in ICU: 12
• Deaths reported: 3

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report three deaths today. They are two men in their 60s and a man in his 80s. Please note, today is when these COVID-19 deaths were confirmed, which can be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Vaccination continues to be the best line of defense against preventing COVID-19. Antiviral drugs are an important and welcome advancement in COVID-19 treatments, but they are not a substitute for COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines prepare the immune system to respond quickly when exposed to the virus in order to avert the harm from infection. New data show that oral antiviral medications may decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death, but these treatments won’t prevent infection like vaccines.

  • Two vaccination clinics are scheduled for this Friday, November 19. Both clinics will offer the Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Moderna vaccines for first and second doses and boosters, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for single shots and boosters.

    • Partnership HealthPlan clinic at 2525 Airpark Drive, Redding from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All brands and doses will be available for ages 12 and older. People receiving their first or second doses are eligible for a $25 gift card. Call (855) 798-8764 for more information.
    • Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) and the Anderson Sikh Centre clinic at Shasta Community Health Center, 3270 Churn Creek Road, Redding from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with language services in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish and Mien. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent present and parent or guardian consent. For more information, call (530) 440-2626 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 November 15, 2021

Statistics from November 12-14, 2021

New cases: 88

By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 7
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 3
Unknown: 2
Total 88

• Active cases: 265
• Hospitalized: 59
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 7

WEEKLY UPDATE (11/7 – 11/14):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  345
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  191.6 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  3.7%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  54.14
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  28  

 

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, a man and a woman in their 60s, two men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s and a man over the age of 89. Please note, today is when these COVID-19 deaths were confirmed, which can be days or weeks after the people died.

  • Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) and the Anderson Sikh Centre have planned a November 19 COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with Shasta Community Health Center. Free food and gift cards will be given away at the Shasta Community Health Center, 3270 Churn Creek Road, Redding. Pfizer vaccines and boosters will be available for ages 5 and up from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with language services in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Spanish and Mien. Youth ages 5 to 17 must have a parent present and parent or guardian consent. For more information, call (530) 440-2626 or (530) 339-0530.
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  • Harm reduction measures still matter. Vaccines are our best tool to beat the pandemic, and harm reduction precautions are still prudent to keep people safe, especially in group settings, including offices, group homes and schools. Vaccines are not 100% effective, and youth under age 5 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, so taking precautions such as wearing a mask protects people from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Safety precautions will further reduce children’s risk for getting COVID-19, including:

    • Wearing masks
    • Making sure offices, classrooms and other buildings have good ventilation
    • Handwashing
    • Staying home when sick
  • Myth: COVID-19 vaccines do not protect against the delta variant.
    Fact:
    Vaccines are highly effective at preventing COVID-19, including the delta variant, which is nearly twice as contagious as the original COVID-19. The greatest risk is among unvaccinated people. Some fully vaccinated people get COVID-19, but they are far less likely to get sick enough to be hospitalized or die.
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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 November 12, 2021
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: November 12, 2021 
Statistics from November 10 and 11, 2021

New cases: 167

By age group (11/10 and 11/11/2021):

Children 0-12:              18
Children 13-19:            20
Adults 20-29:               21
Adults 30-39:               30
Adults 40-49:               14
Adults 50-59:               18
Adults 60-69:               23
Adults 70-79:               8
Adults 80-89:               8
Adults 90+:                  5
Unknown:                    2
Total                           167

Active cases: 334
Hospitalized: 50
People in ICU: 9
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 40s, a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s.

• The vaccine for ages 5-11 is different than for children 12 and older. It’s a different dosage with a different buffer. The vaccine dosage is not dependent on a child’s size or weight. As opposed to medications, vaccine dosages are based on the maturity of the immune system. The dosage should be based on the child’s age on the day of vaccination.
• We vaccinate for diseases that have far fewer deaths and hospitalizations than COVID-19. For example, Hepatitis A had an annual average of 3 deaths before vaccines, compared with COVID-19, which has an annual average of 66 deaths before vaccines (image source: Centers for Disease Control).
 

• 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 November 10, 2021

Statistics from November 9, 2021

New cases: 53

By age group:
Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 5
Adults 40-49: 8
Adults 50-59: 4
Adults 60-69: 5
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1

Total 53

• Active cases: 344
• Hospitalized: 55
• People in ICU: 6
• Deaths reported: 7

 

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, 2 men in their 60s, 3 men in their 70s, and a woman in her 80s.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 vaccination protects you and your community. The more people who get vaccinated, the lower the infection rate among the general population — protecting people who are most at risk from severe COVID-19. Booster shots are also available to those 65 and older and those over 18 who have health conditions or live/work in a high-risk setting. Find the full list of eligible conditions in our Vaccine FAQ.

  • The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed tomorrow on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. We will also not be sending out the daily COVID-19 update tomorrow, as our office will be closed for the holiday.

    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 November 9, 2021

Statistics from November 8, 2021

New cases: 66

By age group:
Children 0-12: 10
Children 13-19: 6
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 11
Adults 40-49: 8
Adults 50-59: 8
Adults 60-69: 6
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 2

Total 66

• Active cases: 393
• Hospitalized: 58
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths reported: 4

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

Current Situation:

  • We’re sorry to report four deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, two men in their 60s and a man in his 70s. 

  • Parents, please talk to your pediatrician about the importance of COVID vaccine. Parent and immunologist Gigi Gronvall, PhD, explains why children should be vaccinated as soon as possible in this article from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Myth: Young people are dying from myocarditis after receiving the vaccine. Fact: Among 86 million doses administered to people under age 30, three deaths have been confirmed as myocarditis, and all three were due to classic myocarditis (caused from infection of a bacteria/virus) and not due to the vaccine. No myocarditis deaths have been linked to the vaccine in the United States, and myocarditis is much more likely to occur from a COVID-19 infection than from the 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 November 8, 2021

Statistics from November 5-7, 2021

New cases: 138

By age group:
Children 0-12: 18
Children 13-19: 17
Adults 20-29: 17
Adults 30-39: 23
Adults 40-49: 17
Adults 50-59: 14
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 14
Adults 80-89: 5
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1
Total 138

• Active cases: 355
• Hospitalized: 61
• People in ICU: 11
• Deaths reported: 7

WEEKLY UPDATE (11/1 –11/7):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  457
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  253.8 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  4.8%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  65.42
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  29  

 

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 7 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s, a woman and 2 men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, and 2 women in their 80s.

  • The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, epidemiologists and the medical director of a pediatric intensive care unit recently answered questions regarding the vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. You can check out the video here.

  • It's flu season, which means we could experience flu and COVID-19 outbreaks at the same time. Fortunately, vaccine is available for both. It is safe to get both your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time. For more information on where to get your flu shot, visit ShastaFluShots.com. For COVID-19 vaccine information, visit ShastaReady.org.

  • The CDC reports that people should be vaccinated even if they have already had COVID-19. Research has not yet shown how long people are protected from getting COVID-19 again after they have recovered from the virus. Evidence shows that people get better protection from being fully vaccinated than from having had COVID-19 previously. One study of COVID-19 infections showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 were more than five times as likely to get re-infected than fully vaccinated people.

    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 November 5, 2021

Statistics from November 4, 2021

New cases: 78

By age group:

Children 0-12: 9
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 9
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 9
Adults 60-69: 13
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown age: 3
Total: 78

Active cases: 423
Hospitalized: 61
People in ICU: 12
Deaths reported: 7

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

 

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report seven deaths today. They were a man and a woman in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 80s and two women over age 89.

 

  • Late Thursday afternoon, the Western States Scientific Review Workgroup announced that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for children 5 years of age and up. We know many parents have eagerly been awaiting this news. Shasta County HHSA, local pharmacies and clinics are all gearing up to provide vaccine to this age group and expect to be ready to go late next week. We will share more information on www.ShastaReady.org and our social media once we learn more about local availability.

 

 

  • Sports, art, and music help children grow and thrive. Shasta County residents age 18 and older who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance with after-school childcare or extracurricular activities. Visit the Shasta County Housing and Community Action Agency webpage, email hcap@co.shasta.ca.us or call (530) 225-5160 for an application. (*Note – the application is attached to this email)

 

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 November 4, 2021

Statistics from November 03, 2021

New cases: 74

By age group:
Children 0-12: 14
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 11
Adults 60-69: 4
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 1

Total 74

• Active cases: 426
• Hospitalized: 68
• People in ICU: 14
• Deaths reported: 3

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

Current Situation:

 

  • We’re sorry to report three deaths today. They were a man in his 40s, a man in his 70s, and a man in his 80s. On Monday, the death of a man in his 80s was mistakenly omitted from this area of the COVID-19 Daily Update, but his death was counted in Monday’s total number of deaths reported. As of today in Shasta County, 377 people have died from COVID-19.

     

  • The past two months have shown that COVID-19 and the delta variant do not discriminate based on age. In September, the 12-to-19 age group had the largest rate of cases (2,495). In October, the 30-to-39 age group had the highest rate of cases (1,637). See the Positive Case Rate chart below for more information.

     


  • The vaccines work. Data continue to show that the COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective in protecting fully vaccinated people from catching and spreading the virus. CDC data show that in August 2021, the risk of dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. was more than 11 times greater for unvaccinated people than for fully vaccinated people.

  • Kids aren’t spared from the harm of COVID-19. In the U.S., more than 1.9 million children ages 5-11 have been infected during the pandemic, 8,300 have been hospitalized, and 94 have died, the CDC reported last week. This makes COVID-19 one of the top 10 causes of death for 5- to 11-year-olds in the United States. Additional negative impacts among youth include struggling with long COVID, missing school and spreading the disease in the community.

    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 November 3, 2021

Statistics from November 2, 2021

New cases: 104

By age group:
Children 0-12: 10
Children 13-19: 7
Adults 20-29: 15
Adults 30-39: 18
Adults 40-49: 15
Adults 50-59: 11
Adults 60-69: 16
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 2

Total 104

• Active cases: 455
• Hospitalized: 78
• People in ICU: 20
• Deaths reported: 4

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To view the Community Impact charts and additional information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 4 deaths today. They were a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, and a woman and man in their 80s.

  • 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 are 65 or older, it’s especially important to get your COVID-19 booster shot to ensure you are fully protected. All 12 of the fully vaccinated people who have died from COVID were over age 70 and only had two shots of Moderna or Pfizer. In addition, 36 of the 44 people who received two doses of the vaccine and have been hospitalized due to COVID were 65 or older, but did not receive their third dose. Just 23.4 percent of fully vaccinated people 65 and older have received a booster. To get your booster shot, go to ShastaReady.org and click “Vaccinations.”

    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 November 2, 2021

Statistics from November 1, 2021

New cases: 43

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

Total 43

• Active cases: 481
• Hospitalized: 77
• People in ICU: 20
• Deaths reported: 6

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 6 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and two women over age 89.

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna) are mRNA vaccines. They use messenger RNA to make copies of the virus’ shape. Once in your body, the mRNA teaches your immune system how to protect against COVID-19 infection without ever having to get infected. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a viral vector vaccine. Once in your body, it uses a harmless version of a different virus to teach your body to fight COVID-19 infection without you ever having to get infected.

  • The CDC recommends universal masking by students, staff members, faculty and visitors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. This is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a recent study, schools without mask requirements were 3.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks in comparison to schools with mask requirements. Please help keep schools safe.

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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 November 2, 2021

Statistics from October 29-31, 2021

New cases: 162

By age group:
Children 0-12: 27
Children 13-19: 11
Adults 20-29: 16
Adults 30-39: 36
Adults 40-49: 24
Adults 50-59: 12
Adults 60-69: 20
Adults 70-79: 9
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 2
Unknown: 1
Total 162

• Active cases: 323
• Hospitalized: 75
• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths reported: 0

WEEKLY UPDATE (10/25 – 10/31):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 555
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 308.2 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date):  5.60%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 83.1
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 10  

 

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

Current Situation:

  • Last week, we reported the death of a man in his 30s. That man died in Shasta County, but was later determined to live in another county. The data dashboard has been updated to reflect this information.

  • Since flu deaths in children became nationally notifiable 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 one report of a pediatric flu death in the United States. The unusually low number 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.

  • Vaccines TRICK your immune system into TREATING you with your own protective antibodies. mRNA vaccines teach your cells how to make a protein that will trigger an immune response inside your body. When an immune response begins, antibodies are produced, creating the same response that happens in a natural infection. Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. By choosing to get vaccinated, your body will be well protected before getting exposed to COVID-19. 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 October 29, 2021

Statistics from October 28, 2021

New cases: 30

By age group:

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

Total: 30

• Active cases: 439
• Hospitalized: 83
• People in ICU: 24
• Deaths reported: 0

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

 

  • Share the candy, not the COVID this Sunday while trick-or-treating. Use these tips from the California Department of Public Health for safer Halloween celebrations.

 

  • The holidays are coming up fast. Before you get all wrapped up buying turkey and gifts, get vaccinated against the COVID-19 and the flu. It only takes one appointment to get both. Schedule an appointment today at www.myturn.ca.gov or visit the Vaccinations page of ShastaReady.org.

 

  • Question: When I get my booster vaccine can I get a different brand?
    Answer: Yes. New CDC recommendations allows eligible people to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want for their booster dose. Here are a couple of examples of how it works:

 

    • If your primary vaccine was Johnson & Johnson, and it has been two months since the vaccine was administered, you may choose to get a single booster dose of Johnson & Johnson, or a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

 

    • If your primary vaccine was Pfizer or Moderna, and it has been six months since your second dose, you may choose to get a single dose booster of any brand – Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

 

 

  • 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.

 


Published October 28, 2021

Statistics from October 27, 2021

New cases: 80

By age group:
Children 0-12: 16
Children 13-19: 5
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 12
Adults 40-49: 13
Adults 50-59: 13
Adults 60-69: 2
Adults 70-79: 3
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown 2

Total 80

• Active cases: 511
• Hospitalized: 84
• People in ICU: 24
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • Are the swabs that come in COVID-19 tests safe to use? Yes. Ethylene oxide is used for many every-day items, including making laundry soap and shampoo, and sterilizing cosmetics and medical equipment, including swabs. After making the equipment germ-free and safe, the gas dissipates. It does not present a health risk, contrary to misinformation online. If inhaled for prolonged periods or in large amounts, ethylene oxide has been shown to potentially cause cancer. However, using a test kit swab sterilized with ethylene oxide does not present this high level of exposure, even when used regularly.

  • Did you know? The name Comirnaty, Pfizer’s vaccine, is pronounced “co-MIR-na-tee” and was created by combining a combination of terms: COVID-19, mRNA, community and immunity. Although the Comirnaty name is new, everything else about Pfizer’s brand of vaccine is the same as its emergency authorized use version.

  • Free walk-in or by-appointment vaccinations are available for ages 12 and older at the Redding Senior Center at 2290 Benton Drive. The clinic is open Fridays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.). For other vaccination options, visit ShastaReady.org or www.myturn.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 October 27, 2021

Statistics from October 26, 2021

New cases: 102

By age group:
Children 0-12: 10
Children 13-19: 12
Adults 20-29: 14
Adults 30-39: 18
Adults 40-49: 14
Adults 50-59: 13
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 1

Total 102

• Active cases: 477
• Hospitalized: 92
• People in ICU: 24
• Deaths reported: 10

 

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

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 10 deaths today. They were a man in his 30s, a woman and a man in their 40s, a woman and a man in their 60s, a man in his 70s, and 2 women and 2 men in their 80s.

  • Vaccinated people are 10.2 times less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19. This data is reflected in the updated COVID-19 Among Fully-Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Persons chart above. It shows the vaccination status of people who have been hospitalized or who have died in Shasta County over the past three months from COVID-19.

  • In partnership with the State of California and Stanford University, Shasta County is participating in the CalScope antibodies study. Participants are chosen at random and mailed an invitation. The study helps scientists learn more about antibodies and how COVID-19 has spread in California. Please see graphic attached, check out this video or visit CalScope.org for more information.

  • 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.