7 New COVID-19 Cases in Shasta County, Possible Underreporting of Numbers

The latest data from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: August 4, 2020

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY

Total Confirmed Cases: 397

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 8

In Isolation: 46

Active Cases: 54

Confirmed Cases 8/3/2020: 7

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 3

In Quarantine: 306

Released from Isolation to Date: 334

Negative Tests 8/3/2020: 38

Negative Tests to Date: 22,680

Total Tests: 23,077

Deaths: 9

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 7 new cases on Monday. All had symptoms and none are hospitalized. They are:
Two women in their 20s
Two men in their 20s
One man in his 30s
One woman in her 40s
One man in his 50s

• The state and Shasta County have both released new guidance for the reopening of schools. The Shasta County Office of Education, local charter schools and school districts, and Shasta County Public Health have  to prepare to reopen school sites in person as safely and effectively as possible, with as much normalcy as possible. Youth sports guidance has also been released. Go to ShastaReady.org and find the “Schools” bullets under “Latest News” at the top of the main page.

• The state has discovered an underreporting of COVID-19 cases due to technology issues with the electronic laboratory reporting system that reports into the state’s disease registry system (CalREDIE). Patient care and test results are not affected or delayed by this issue. Laboratories continue to report test results directly to providers and hospitals. Hospitalization and death rates are not impacted as they are reported directly to the state through different systems. While clinicians are still able to report to local health departments, this issue may impact a local public health department’s ability to receive all lab reports in order to case investigate and
contact trace. It is unclear at this time how this affects Shasta County, but it is possible that we have more cases than have been reported. If you have received a positive test result and have not been contacted by Shasta County Public Health, please isolate yourself immediately and call (530) 225-5591.

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19. Go to ShastaReady.org and click on “Get tested” to find out the best option for you.

Resources: Website: www.ShastaReady.org Live maps: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
Cooperating Agencies: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department, City of Redding, City of Anderson, City of Shasta Lake, Mercy Medical Center Redding, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center, Shasta Community Health Center, Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Mayers Memorial Hospital District, Hill Country Community Clinic, Shingletown Medical Center

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