COVID-19 Third Leading Cause of Death in USA, 3 New Shasta County Cases

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Today’s update from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: August 18, 2020
Statistics from August 17, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY

Total Confirmed Cases: 511

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 6

In Isolation: 27

Active Cases: 33

Confirmed Cases Monday: 3

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 4

In Quarantine: 195

Released from Isolation to Date: 467

Negative Tests Monday: 389

Negative Tests to Date: 30,030

Total Tests: 30,541

Deaths: 11

CURRENT SITUATION

We had a total of 3 new cases on Monday. All had symptoms and one is hospitalized. They are:
One woman in her 40s
One man in his 50s
One man in his 60s

COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer.

Back-to-school immunizations are more important than ever this year and they reduce preventable diseases, such as the flu. If your child needs vaccinations, please make an appointment with your child’s health care provider, or if you don’t have one, back-to-school shots are available at the Public Health Clinic by calling 225- 5591. To learn more about immunizations required for childcare and schools, visit shastashots.com.

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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