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323 New Cases, Shasta to Get New Testing Site and Traveling Testing Team

Latest data from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: November 24, 2020
Statistics from November 22 and 23, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 4,470

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 43

In Isolation: *

Active Cases:  760 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 214* Sunday, 109 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 6

In Quarantine: *

Released from Isolation to Date: 3,667

Negative Tests Sunday and Monday: 745

Negative Tests to Date: 80,668

Total Tests: 85,138

Deaths: 43

• We had 323 cases on Sunday and Monday, including 167 men, 154 women and 2 people of unknown gender:
13 children under age 13
28 teenagers
53 people in their 20s
50 people in their 30s
47 people in their 40s
50 people in their 50s
36 people in their 60s
29 people in their 70s
15 people in their 80s
2 people over age 89

• About the data: Saturday’s cases were lower than expected due to a scheduled update in the state electronic laboratory reporting system. The increase of cases on Sunday shows that influx of cases transmitted between laboratories and the State Disease Registry. Isolation and quarantine numbers are not available due to high case counts.

• Shasta County is one of 9 counties to receive a new state testing site, and one of 19 counties to receive a state testing traveling team. Both will begin operations next week and you can make appointments now. The new testing site will be open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only at the Boggs Building, 2420 Breslauer Way, in Redding. The traveling team will alternate between the Health and Human Services Agency offices in the City of Shasta Lake, Anderson and Enterprise, and are also available by appointment only. Go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting to schedule a test for any of these sites.

• Shasta County remains in the purple (“widespread”) tier. Our adjusted case rate decreased from 34.0 to 33.8 daily cases per 100,000 residents, exceeding the purple tier limit of 7.0. The actual case rate is 51.8, but it was adjusted down because the county’s per capita testing volume is higher than the state average. Our positivity rate increased from 8.4% to 9.1%. The purple tier begins at 8%. You can find this data and more at www.ShastaReady.org; click “Data and Statistics.”

• In Shasta County, people over age 65 represent 10% of COVID cases, but 75% of COVID deaths. Please consider this risk when planning holiday celebrations. Visit www.ShastaReady.org to learn more.