40 New COVID Cases Including 2 Children

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The latest numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: October 9, 2020
Statistics from October 8, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 1,343

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 4

In Isolation: 153

Active Cases: 157

Confirmed Cases Thursday: 40

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0

In Quarantine: 323

Released from Isolation to Date: 1,162

Negative Tests Thursday: 741

Negative Tests to Date: 51,355

Total Tests: 52,698

Deaths: 24

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 40 new cases on Wednesday, including 14 men and 26 women. They are:
2 children under 13
4 teenagers
13 people in their 20s
3 people in their 30s
7 people in their 40s
7 people in their 50s
1 person in their 60s
1 person in their 80s
2 people older than 89

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19, and many free options are available. Go to ShastaReady.org and click “Get tested” to find out the best option for you. Our testing systems are very busy due to the recent increase in cases, so if you have symptoms or have been exposed to a positive case and you cannot be tested for several days, please stay home and away from other people until you are able to get tested and receive your results. Please do not go to a hospital emergency department to be tested for COVID-19. The emergency departments are available for medical emergencies.

• Interested in helping with local COVID-19 response efforts? Shasta County is accepting volunteers. To register, visit the Emergency Job Matching Site, click “Register as Volunteer” and complete the requested information. Your willingness to serve our community during this emergency is appreciated!

• Don’t forget about the free drive-through flu shot clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10, at  Shasta County Public Health, 2650 Breslauer Way. Flu shots are recommended for Shasta County residents age 6 months and older. Learn more at www.shastaflushots.com.

Resources: Website: www.ShastaReady.org Live maps: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map

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