8 New Cases Monday, 1 Hospitalized

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

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: September 15, 2020
Statistics from September 14, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 645

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 3

In Isolation: 21

Active Cases: 24

Confirmed Cases Monday: 8

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1

In Quarantine: 99

Released from Isolation to Date: 609

Negative Tests Monday: 344

Negative Tests to Date: 40,597

Total Tests: 41,242

Deaths: 12

• We had 8 new cases on Monday. Seven had symptoms and one is hospitalized. They are:
One boy
One teenage girl and one teenage boy
One man in his 20s
Three men in their 30s
One man in his 80s

• OSHA recommends that all healthcare workers wear face coverings to prevent the spread of their respiratory droplets. This is because people can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 by coughing, sneezing or talking, even if they do not feel sick.  Because of other exposures in healthcare settings, healthcare workers may need to wear surgical masks to prevent or reduce the risk of this transmission, while also protecting themselves from exposure to patients’ body fluids. Healthcare workers and employers should also consult OSHA and CDC guidance to find out if they need additional types of personal protective equipment.

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19. If Shasta County’s testing volume is higher than California’s, the state reduces our case rate metric, which is one of the two measures established by the state to determine how open our county can be. Testing is an important surveillance tool that helps public health know how the disease is spreading in our community. 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: 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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