33 New COVID Cases, Tips for Halloween Safety

The latest numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: October 28, 2020
Statistics from October 27, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases:1,987

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 12

In Isolation: 89

Active Cases: 101

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 33

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 3

In Quarantine: 255

Released from Isolation to Date: 1,855

Negative Tests Tuesday: 313

Negative Tests to Date: 62,068

Total Tests: 64,055

Deaths: 31

• We had 33 new cases on Tuesday, including 15 men and 18 women. The new cases are:
1 child under age 13
1 teenager
6 people in their 20s
9 people in their 30s
4 people in their 40s
3 people in their 50s
4 people in their 60s
3 people in their 70s
2 people in their 80s

• We all play a role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Shasta County. The community can support the health department’s containment efforts by limiting transmission through their own behaviors, including wearing face coverings, physical distancing, staying home when sick and washing hands frequently. Together we can help Shasta County stay as open as possible, including our schools and businesses.

• It’s easy to still enjoy Halloween traditions by adopting a few new safety measures. Door-to-door trick or treating is not recommended, but if you do choose to go trick-or-treating, here are some tips:
– Don’t trick-or-treat or pass out candy if you’ve been around someone who has/might have COVID-19.
– Screen yourself for symptoms before trick-or-treating, and only go out with your household.
– Wear a face covering under your Halloween mask and don’t share masks
– Wash hands before and after you trick-or-treat.
– Alternatives to trick-or-treating include having a Halloween movie marathon, hunting for candy or prizes at your home, baking spooky treats, or having a drive-through or virtual costume contest.

• Anyone can be tested for COVID-19, with or without symptoms. Go to ShastaReady.org and click “Get tested” to find out the best option for you.

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

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