COVID Outbreak in Skilled Nursing Facility, 15 New Shasta County Cases

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The latest from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: September 22, 2020
Statistics from September 21, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 724

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 2

In Isolation: 43

Active Cases: 45

Confirmed Cases Monday: 15

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0

In Quarantine: 184

Released from Isolation to Date: 665

Negative Tests Monday: 154

Negative Tests to Date: 43,252

Total Tests: 43,976

Deaths: 14

• We had 15 new cases on Monday. All had symptoms and one is hospitalized. They are:
One girl under 13
One teenage boy
Six men in their 20s
One woman and two men in their 30s
One woman in her 50s
One woman and one man in their 70s
One woman in her 80s

• We’ve seen an uptick of cases in recent days. As our local colleges and universities are resuming, some students are testing positive for COVID when they arrive. While there has been no transmission on a local college campus to date, there has been transmission in places where college students live together. There has also been an outbreak in a skilled nursing facility, with 34 residents and 8 staff testing positive since the outbreak started in late August. Shasta County Public Health and the State of California are working closely with that facility to stop  transmission. It is critically important for people to wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, stay home when sick and wash hands frequently, especially when you live in close
proximity to others or work with vulnerable people.

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19. Some same-day appointments are available for people with and without symptoms. Go to and click on “Get tested” to find out the best option for you.

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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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