The weekend numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.
COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: October 19, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 1,723
Hospitalized in Shasta County: 9
In Isolation: 144
Active Cases: 153
Confirmed Cases Friday/Saturday: 27 Friday, 30 Saturday
Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1
In Quarantine: 396
Released from Isolation to Date: 1,541
Negative Tests Friday/Saturday: 2,087
Negative Tests to Date: 57,293
Total Tests: 59,016
• We had a total of 57 new cases on Friday and Saturday (no case work was done Sunday), including 22 men and 35 women. The new cases are:
12 people in their 20s
15 people in their 30s
8 people in their 40s
10 people in their 50s
3 people in their 60s
2 people in their 70s
• Over the weekend, Shasta County submitted a request to the state for adjudication of the county’s anticipated move into the purple (“widespread”) tier. The county described the recent outbreaks and the steps that have been taken to address them, and stated that the county has not identified significant disease spread in the sectors that will be further restricted in the purple tier. The state let us know that they do not plan to approve this request, so Shasta County is expected to be moved into the purple tier this week.
• While no prevention method is perfect, the more layers we use, the more likely we are to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19. The “swiss cheese model” (shown above) demonstrates that every layer of prevention has holes, but multiple layers improve success. Working together, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, which will allow our businesses, places of worship and other industry to reopen sooner.
• 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!