318 New COVID Cases Friday & Saturday as Shasta County Goes Deep Purple

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Data from Friday and Saturday provided by Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: November 16, 2020
Statistics from November 13 and 14, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 3,298

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 27

In Isolation: *

Active Cases: *

Confirmed Cases Friday and Saturday: 220 Friday, 98 Saturday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 8

In Quarantine: *

Released from Isolation to Date: *

Negative Tests Friday and Saturday: 2,423

Negative Tests to Date: 77,454

Total Tests: 77,752

Deaths: 36

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had a total of 318 new cases on Friday and Saturday, including 134 men and 184 women:
19 children under age 13
24 teenagers
67 people in their 20s
55 people in their 30s
48 people in their 40s
33 people in their 50s
39 people in their 60s
28 people in their 70s
4 people in their 80s
1 person over age 89

• *Due to high case counts and delays in lab reporting, public health is unable to provide timely education to all COVID-19 cases in our community, and therefore, we do not have an accurate count of people who are on isolation or quarantine. People who test positive should self-isolate and notify their close contacts. Instructions can be found at Shastaready.org under
“Quarantine and Isolation.”

• Shasta County continues to fall deeper into the purple (“widespread”) tier, as shown by numbers released a day early this week. Our adjusted case rate increased from 20.2 to 34.0 daily cases per 100,000 residents,  exceeding the purple tier limit of 7.0. Our positivity rate also increased from 6.1% to 8.4%, which is also now in the purple tier. You can find this data and more at www.ShastaReady.org; click “Data and Statistics.”

• The tier system is designed to slow the spread of disease when community transmission is high. Right now, bars that don’t serve meals should be closed completely. Restaurants, wineries, gyms, movie theaters, cardrooms, museums, family entertainment centers and place of worship can be open outdoors only.

• The statewide mask mandate has been updated, and it requires people to wear face coverings when they are outside the home, unless an exemption applies. You can learn more in the guidance.

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