48 New COVID Cases, Personal Care Services Guidelines Change

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Today’s numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: October 23, 2020
Statistics from October 22, 2020

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 1.834

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 10

In Isolation: 142

Active Cases: 152

Confirmed Cases Thursday: 48

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 3

In Quarantine: 234

Released from Isolation to Date: 1.652

Negative Tests Thursday: 917

Negative Tests to Date: 59,637

Total Tests: 61,471

Deaths: 30

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 48 new cases on Thursday, including 21 men and 27 women. They are:
3 children under age 13
3 teenagers
18 people in their 20s
7 people in their 30s
8 people in their 40s
3 people in their 50s
4 people in their 60s
1 person in their 70s
1 person in their 80s

• This report includes an adjustment to our total case numbers, as we have been conducting case
investigations to correct reported cases that were duplicates/previously reported, out-of-county records, or clients who were previously counted but later turned out to not be a case.

• Question: How can we get out of the purple tier as quickly as possible? Answer: Strict adherence to mask wearing, avoiding gatherings and practicing physical distancing will help pull our case rates down. Testing volume can also make a big difference in a county’s case rate. Shasta County had a 22.9 case rate this week, but because the county’s per capita testing volume is higher than the state average, it was reduced to 15.5. The county must be in the purple tier for three weeks, and if both case rate and positivity rate measure in the red tier or lower for two weeks in a row, we could move back down to the red by as early as Nov. 10.

• A change to the state guidance earlier this week allows all personal care services to open indoors with modifications in all tiers. This includes esthetic and skin care services, electrology services, nail services, body art professionals (tattoo parlors and piercing shops) and massage services.

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