2 Patients Die, 9 New Cases

The latest figures from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: September 17, 2020
Statistics from September 16, 2020

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 661

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 2

In Isolation: 29

Active Cases: 31

Confirmed Cases Wednesday: 9

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0

In Quarantine: 134

Released from Isolation to Date: 616

Negative Tests Wednesday: 282

Negative Tests to Date: 41,133

Total Tests: 41,794

Deaths: 14

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 9 new cases on Wednesday. Eight had symptoms and none are hospitalized. They are:
A girl under age 13
Four women and one man in their 20s
One man in his 30s
Two men in their 40s

• We are sorry to have to report two deaths today. The patients were a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s.

• Myth: “If you get the flu vaccine, you will test positive for COVID-19.” Fact: The PCR tests that are used in all confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shasta County only identify COVID-19. Flu shots do not contain the virus that causes COVID-19. You will not test positive for COVID-19 if you have the flu, a cold or another coronavirus.

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19. If Shasta County’s testing volume per capita 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: 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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