4 New COVID-19 Cases, One a Child Under 13


Today’s update from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: August 19, 2020
Statistics from August 18, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases: 515

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 5

In Isolation: 27

Active Cases: 32

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 4

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 4

In Quarantine: 187

Released from Isolation to Date: 472

Negative Tests Tuesday: 122

Negative Tests to Date: 30,152

Total Tests: 30,667

Deaths: 11


• We had 4 new cases on Tuesday. Three had symptoms and none are hospitalized. They are:
A girl under 13
One man and one woman in their 20s
One man in his 40s

• Myth: “COVID is just a flu.” Fact: COVID-19 and flu can have similar symptoms, but COVID-19 is a new coronavirus, so people don’t have immunity to it. There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Though COVID-19 enters the body through the respiratory system, it is not just a respiratory illness – COVID-19 has been shown to affect multiple systems in the body, including the heart, kidneys, brain and others. There are currently no drugs or other therapeutics approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent or treat COVID19, though studies are in progress now.
• 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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