Ten New Covid-19 Cases Over Weekend

The weekend’s statistics from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: August 31, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 570

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 2

In Isolation: 17

Active Cases: 19

Confirmed Cases Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 3 Friday, 2 Saturday, 5 Sunday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1

In Quarantine: 111

Released from Isolation to Date: 539

Negative Tests Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 4,463

Negative Tests to Date: 35,369

Total Tests: 35,939

Deaths: 12

• We had a total of 10 new cases on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seven had symptoms, two are still under investigation and none are hospitalized. They are:
Three women and one man in their 20s
Two women and one man in their 30s
One woman in her 40s
One man in his 50s
One woman over age 89

• People may have more serious complications from COVID-19 if they have comorbidities – but what does that really mean? Comorbidities aren’t just illnesses like cancer, heart disease and COPD. In Shasta County, 36.7% of residents have hypertension, 33.1% have obesity (BMI of 30+), and 15.5% have diabetes, all of which put people at higher risk for COVID complications. Learn more about the health effects of COVID here.

• 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

-from press release
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