167 New Cases Over Weekend as Shasta County Jumps Over 1,100

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

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: October 5, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases: 1,158

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 8

In Isolation: 93

Active Cases: 101

Confirmed Cases Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 55 Friday, 71 Saturday, 41 Sunday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1

In Quarantine: 279

Released from Isolation to Date: 1,035

Negative Tests Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 925

Negative Tests to Date: 49,098

Total Tests: 50,256

Deaths: 22

• We had a total of 167 new cases on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Because of the large volume of cases, we are still conducting case investigation and are not able to provide a daily breakdown of cases by age, gender and symptoms. We are working to reconcile the difference between the total positives in our records with the state’s records; the 1,158 total confirmed cases listed here came from the state. As more information becomes  available, we will update the epidemic curve (dashboard titled “COVID-19 Community Impact”) with additional demographic information.

• Questions: Do schools have to close when we move into the red (“substantial”) tier? Answer: No. School  closures are not tied to the tiers. It is recommended that a school closes when at least 5% of staff and students test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days, and school districts should close if one-quarter of schools in the districts are closed due to COVID-19 cases.

• Due to the overwhelming number of symptomatic people who need to be tested, people are encouraged to seek testing through the state testing site (lhi.care/covidtesting), by calling their regular healthcare provider, or using one of the self-administered testing or healthcare sites listed at ShastaReady.org under “Get Tested.”

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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