7 New Cases as Shasta’s Positivity Rate Rises

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

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: September 16, 2020
Statistics from September 15, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 652

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 2

In Isolation: 26

Active Cases: 28

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 7

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0

In Quarantine: 159

Released from Isolation to Date: 612

Negative Tests Tuesday: 254

Negative Tests to Date: 40,851

Total Tests: 41,503

Deaths: 12

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 7 new cases on Tuesday. Six had symptoms, one is still under investigation and none are hospitalized.
They are:
Two women and one man in their 20s
Two women in their 30s
One woman and one man in their 40s

• Shasta County remains in the orange (“moderate”) range after Tuesday’s statewide data update.
Our case rate remained steady at 1.4 cases per 100,000 residents, and our positivity rate increased from 1.2 to 1.7 percent.

• 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

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