1 New Case, Blood Donations Sought

Today’s data from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: August 26, 2020
Statistics from August 25, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases: 554

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 5

In Isolation: 27

Active Cases: 32

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 1

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 2

In Quarantine: 170

Released from Isolation to Date: 511

Negative Tests Tuesday: 112

Negative Tests to Date: 32,893

Total Tests: 33,447

Deaths: 11

• We had 1 new case on Tuesday. She is a woman in her 20s, and her case is still under investigation so no further information is available.

• Vitalant is urging healthy people to donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma for patients in need. Donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify donors who might be eligible to give convalescent plasma. Convalescent plasma contains antibodies that could be used to treat patients with an active, severe COVID-19 case to give them an extra boost to fight their illness. Demand for convalescent plasma is quickly growing and it’s been shown to help patients recover in some cases. People who have recovered from COVID-19 can donate plasma by visiting vitalant.org/COVIDFree or calling 866-CV-PLSMA (866-287-5762).

• The California Department of Public Health has released guidance for in-person supervision of cohorts of children or youth in educational and childcare settings. A cohort is a stable group of no more than 14 youth and no more than two supervising adults, where the adults and children stay together for all activities and avoid contact with people outside of their group in the setting. The guidance makes cohorting practices consistent and outlines the required health and safety practices needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across settings, such as small-group learning for students with special needs and community-based or schoolbased “hubs” for distance learning and childcare.

• 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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