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Past Daily Updates

Published October 26, 2021

Statistics from October 25, 2021

New cases: 76

By age group:
Children 0-12: 10
Children 13-19: 7
Adults 20-29: 12
Adults 30-39: 11
Adults 40-49: 7
Adults 50-59: 8
Adults 60-69: 11
Adults 70-79: 5
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown 1

Total 76

• Active cases: 540
• Hospitalized: 87
• People in ICU: 23
• Deaths reported: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • Question: I’ve lost my vaccination card. How can I get a replacement?
    Answer:
     Visit the state’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website to have a digital copy emailed to you, or sent directly to your mobile phone.

  • A study of 11 million people in the United States who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 found no increased risk of death among participants.

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  • Boosters available: Booster doses of Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna/Spikevax, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for eligible Californians. Eligible people should receive the booster six months after their second dose (Pfizer and Moderna) or two months after their first shot for Johnson & Johnson. The Pfizer and Moderna boosters are highly recommended for people who are:
    • 65 years and older
    • residing in a long-term care facility
    • age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions

 

Other eligible groups include people who are:

  • age 18-64 with underlying medical conditions

  • at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting

Boosters for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen are recommended for everyone 18 years of age or older who received a first dose. The state’s MyTurn vaccine site has been updated to reflect this information. It may take a few days for vaccine providers to integrate these new recommendations into their practices, so check with your provider for availability.

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 25, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: October 25, 2021
Statistics from October 22-24, 2021

New cases: 194

By age group:
Children 0-12: 34
Children 13-19: 19
Adults 20-29: 20
Adults 30-39: 50
Adults 40-49: 15
Adults 50-59: 26
Adults 60-69: 15
Adults 70-79: 9
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 1
Total 194

• Active cases: 508
• Hospitalized: 78
• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths reported: 2
WEEKLY UPDATE (10/18 – 10/24):

• 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 655
• 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 363.73 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
• 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 5.98%
• 7-Day Avg Hospitalized: 70.42
• 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 2 men in their 70s.

  • Booster shots are now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines. See graphic below for who qualifies for a booster dose and when to get it.

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  • Halloween is right around the corner. Here are some safety tips to help you enjoy a sweet and safe Halloween.

    • Wear a mask – incorporate a cloth or surgical mask into your costume
    • Trick or treat in small groups outdoors – enjoy outdoor activities and avoid indoor gatherings
    • Stay home if you’re sick
    • Wash your hands before and after eating candy – 20 seconds is all it takes
    • Get vaccinated – adults and children age 12 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone over 6 months can get the flu shot
  • Question: Are the Pfizer vaccine and Comirnaty different?
    Answer:
    No, they are not different. Even though the name changed, the vaccine is the same. Under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), vaccines are known by the companies that created them (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). However, once a vaccine is fully FDA approved, a company can select a brand name. For example, Pfizer took on the name Comirnaty, and the new brand name for Moderna is SpikeVax. 

  • 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 21, 2021

Statistics from October 20, 2021

New cases: 74

By age group:
Children 0-12: 4
Children 13-19: 4
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 17
Adults 40-49: 11
Adults 50-59: 9
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 3
Age unknown 1

Total 74

• Active cases: 463
• Hospitalized: 65
• People in ICU: 12
• 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 woman in her 40s, a man in his 70s and a woman over age 89. 

  • The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is increased for some groups — including older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, immunocompromised people, and women who are pregnant or were recently pregnant. As we learned from news reports, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was being treated for Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Although he was vaccinated, these treatments weakened his immune response, making him more susceptible to COVID-19.

  • Free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic: A drive-thru vaccine clinic is planned for Friday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redding City Hall. Single-dose Johnson & Johnson or first- and second-dose Pfizer vaccines will be available, so ages 12 and older are welcome. Buy lunch from a local food truck while you’re there. No appointment necessary, but you may make one online at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 530-225-5060.

  • Free walk-in or by-appointment vaccinations are also 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 21, 2021

Statistics from October 19, 2021

New cases: 137

By age group:
Children 0-12: 9
Children 13-19: 4
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 30
Adults 40-49: 15
Adults 50-59: 23
Adults 60-69: 18
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 7
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 9

Total 137

• Active cases: 475
• Hospitalized: 57
• People in ICU: 9

 

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


Current Situation:

  • Shasta County COVID-19 death rate is more than 6 times higher than the state average. Shasta’s 7-day average mortality rate is 1.3 deaths per 100,000 people, and the state’s rate is 0.2 per 100,000 people. Please continue to follow the “swiss cheese model” by getting vaccinated, wearing your mask indoors, social distancing, washing hands and staying home when you are sick.  

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  • The vaccines work. Data continues to show that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective in protecting fully vaccinated people from getting seriously ill and dying. Over the past three months, of the 403 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, 366 were unvaccinated. Of the 108 people who have died, 98 were unvaccinated.

  • Free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic: A drive-thru vaccine clinic is planned for Friday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redding City Hall. Single-dose Johnson & Johnson or first and second-dose Pfizer vaccines will be available, so ages 12 and older are welcome. Buy lunch from a local food truck while you’re there. No appointment necessary, but you may make one online at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 530-225-5060.

  • 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 October 19, 2021

Statistics from October 18, 2021

New cases: 91

By age group:
Children 0-12: 11
Children 13-19: 3
Adults 20-29: 17
Adults 30-39: 9
Adults 40-49: 6
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 14
Adults 70-79: 8
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 3

Total 91

• Active cases: 481
• Hospitalized: 56
• People in ICU: 9
• Deaths: 8

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

 

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 8 deaths today. They were a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, two men in their 80s and a woman over age 89.

  • 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—without our bodies ever having to get infected. To learn more, watch the video COVID-19 Vaccines – The Facts.

  • A new study from the CDC shows promising preliminary findings in the effectiveness of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine against hospitalizations in youth age 12-18. Read the full study here, or view the attached graphic for highlights.

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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 October 18, 2021

Statistics from October 15-17, 2021

New cases: 150

By age group:
Children 0-12: 16
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 14
Adults 30-39: 34
Adults 40-49: 22
Adults 50-59: 21
Adults 60-69: 13
Adults 70-79: 15
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown 2

Total 150

• Active cases: 427
• Hospitalized: 55
• People in ICU: 8
• Deaths: 7

WEEKLY UPDATE (10/11 – 10/17):

 

  • 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date):  581
  • 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date):  322.63 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
  • 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 5.45%
  • 7-Day Avg Hospitalized:  55.28
  • Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days:  14  

 


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 60s, a woman and 4 men in their 70s, and a man over 89.

  • With flu season around the corner, some health experts are predicting a “twindemic.” The flu and COVID-19 are both contagious illnesses, but they’re caused by different viruses. Many experts are worried that hospitals could become overburdened if there are both flu and COVID-19 outbreaks at the same time. Fortunately, vaccine is available for both. For more information on where to get your flu shot, visit ShastaFluShots.com. For COVID-19 vaccine information, visit ShastaReady.org.

  • To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends universal masking by students, staff members, faculty and visitors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. 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 children in school.

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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 October 15, 2021
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: October 15, 2021 

Statistics from October 14, 2021

New cases: 70

By age group:

Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 7
Adults 20-29: 7
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 8
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 0 

Unknown age: 1

Total  70

  • Active cases: 488
  • Hospitalized: 42
  • People in ICU: 8
  • Deaths: 0

Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org

Current Situation:

  • Question: When can I get a Moderna booster? Answer: The Moderna booster is currently undergoing a rigorous scientific process to ensure it is safe. The FDA has not given an estimated timeline for approval. When it is approved, Shasta HHSA will release information to the media and update ShastaReady.org with instructions on how to get a Moderna booster.
  • 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. 

 

  • There is a beautiful weekend ahead of us. Take a moment to indulge in the cool air and rejuvenate your headspace. From your own backyard to the backcountry, visit www.healthyshasta.org for outdoor activity ideas.

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 14, 2021

Statistics from October 13, 2021

New cases: 148

By age group:
Children 0-12: 12
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 25
Adults 40-49: 22
Adults 50-59: 32
Adults 60-69: 26
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0

Total 148

• Active cases: 505
• Hospitalized: 62
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths: 0

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

Current Situation:

  • 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 is showing 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 are more than twice as likely to get re-infected than fully vaccinated people.

  • The flu vaccination reduces the severity of the flu’s symptoms and lowers the chances of hospitalization. Everyone 6 months and older can get a flu shot, and free standard flu shots are available at a county drive-thru clinic on October 16. See the attached flyers for details.

  • HHSA has discontinued its weekly video recordings of COVID-19 updates for now. We will continue to issue daily written updates, as well as video updates when we have urgent news to share.

    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 13, 2021

Statistics from October 12, 2021

New cases: 102

By age group:
Children 0-12: 6
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 18
Adults 30-39: 19
Adults 40-49: 13
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 7
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 1
Unknown: 2

Total 102

• Active cases: 441
• Hospitalized: 62
• People in ICU: 18
• Deaths: 5

 


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

 

Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report 5 deaths today. They were a man in his 50s, 2 men in their 70s, a man in his 80s, and a woman in her 80s.

  • The third dose is not a booster shot. A third dose of Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna is recommended for immunocompromised people. This is different from a booster shot, which is an additional vaccine dose needed to “boost” protection against COVID-19. At this time, Pfizer is the only approved booster. It is highly recommended for people who are:

    • 65 years and older
    • residing in a long-term care facility
    • age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions

 

Other eligible groups include people who are:

  • age 18-64 with underlying medical conditions

  • at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting

  • 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 October 12, 2021

Statistics from October 11, 2021

New cases: 79

By age group:
Children 0-12: 8
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 15
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 15
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 1
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 79

• Active cases: 508
• Hospitalized: 63
• People in ICU: 19
• Deaths: 2

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 man in his 80s and a woman over age 89.

  • 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. No vaccine is 100% effective, and some fully vaccinated people get COVID-19, but they are less likely to get sick enough to be hospitalized or die. Vaccinated people can spread COVID-19, but it appears that they spread the virus for a shorter period of time. Continuing to layer vaccination with other forms of prevention, such as masking, social distancing and personal hygiene, remains the best way to guard against all variants of COVID-19.

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  • Question: What do I do if I contract COVID-19 before I receive my second shot?
    Answer:
    There is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination. As long as you no longer have symptoms, you should be able to get your second dose, provided it has been 21 days for the Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccine and 28 days if you received Moderna.

  • Get a flu shot to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. The flu will be circulating this fall and winter. Join us Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic at 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding. All standard flu shots will be free. Fluzone High Dose, Flublok and the pneumonia vaccine will also be available for purchase. To learn more, see the attached flyer or visit ShastaFluShots.com.

    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 12, 2021

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: October 11, 2021
Statistics from October 8-10, 2021

New cases: 149

By age group:
Children 0-12: 19
Children 13-19: 16
Adults 20-29: 24
Adults 30-39: 24
Adults 40-49: 18
Adults 50-59: 16
Adults 60-69: 18
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 6
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 2

Total 149

• Active cases: 484
• Hospitalized: 63
• People in ICU: 14

WEEKLY UPDATE (10/4 – 10/10):

• 7-Day Case Numbers (by receive date): 622
• 7-Day CDC Transmission Case Rate (by receive date): 345.4 per 100,000 (>100 is high)
• 7-Day Test Positivity (by lab collect date): 6.02%
• 7-Day Average Hospitalized: 74.57
• Deaths Reported in Last 7 Days: 23


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

Current Situation:

  • When do you need your mask? Face coverings are recommended in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status and required for those not fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated and wearing your mask protect yourself and others.

  • 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 information obtained from this study will help scientists learn more about how the COVID-19 virus has spread in California. Please see graphic attached, check out this video or visit CalScope.org for more information.

    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 8, 2021

Statistics from October 7, 2021

New cases: 118

By age group:
Children 0-12: 11
Children 13-19: 10
Adults 20-29: 10
Adults 30-39: 23
Adults 40-49: 20
Adults 50-59: 12
Adults 60-69: 21
Adults 70-79: 7
Adults 80-89: 4
Adults 90+: 0

Total 118

• Active cases: 538
• Hospitalized: 65
• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths: 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 30s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 70s, and two men in their 80s. Out of the 24 deaths reported this week, 10 of them have been under the age of 60.

  • Health associations are urging Americans to get both flu and COVID-19 vaccines ahead of flu season. The American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Diabetes Association have stated that “patients with cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease are at a higher risk for severe complications from serious respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19, and the 2021 to 2022 flu season could be severe and begin early, meaning that preventing the flu is an important step in relieving overcrowded hospitals and protecting vulnerable and at-risk people.”

  • The LHI state testing site at 2420 Breslauer Way will be closed on Columbus Day, which is Monday, October 11, 2021.

    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 7, 2021

Statistics from October 6, 2021

New cases: 114

By age group:
Children 0-12: 15
Children 13-19: 9
Adults 20-29: 11
Adults 30-39: 20
Adults 40-49: 14
Adults 50-59: 19
Adults 60-69: 17
Adults 70-79: 4
Adults 80-89: 3
Adults 90+: 2

Total 114

• Active cases: 496
• Hospitalized: 69
• People in ICU: 21
• Deaths reported: 7

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

Current Situation:

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

  • To watch this week’s COVID-19 update video (with closed captioning) featuring Public Health leadership, the Shasta County schools superintendent and healthcare partners, visit the HHSA YouTube page. Topics include COVID-19’s impact on healthcare and school systems.

  • Until all children can get vaccinated, masks remain a well-researched solution for lowering the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Children should be in school, and wearing masks while indoors at schools helps prevent the spread.

    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 6, 2021

Statistics from October 5, 2021

New cases: 61

By age group:
Children 0-12: 3
Children 13-19: 8
Adults 20-29: 12
Adults 30-39: 11
Adults 40-49: 3
Adults 50-59: 10
Adults 60-69: 12
Adults 70-79: 1
Adults 80-89: 0
Adults 90+: 0
Unknown: 1

Total 61

• Active cases: 487
• Hospitalized: 77
• People in ICU: 22
• Deaths Reported: 2

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

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Current Situation:

  • We are sorry to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 30s and a woman in her 80s.

  • Only five out of 58 California counties have less than 50 percent of their eligible population fully vaccinated. Three of those five counties have the highest rates of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 – Shasta (51 per 100,000), Kings (46 per 100,000) and Tehama (45 per 100,000). The state’s lowest rate of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 is in San Mateo County (2 per 100,000), where 82.6 percent of eligible people are vaccinated. Higher vaccine rates mean fewer people in the hospital.

  • 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 will receive an invitation by mail. The information obtained from this study will help scientists learn more about how the COVID-19 virus has spread in California. For more information, check out this video or visit CalScope.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.