3 Deaths, 169 New Weekend Cases As Shasta County Passes 5,000 COVID Cases

Sunday & Monday numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: December 1, 2020
Statistics from November 29 and 30, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 5,132

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 62

In Isolation: 426 (estimate)

Active Cases: 488 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 76 Sunday, 93 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 10

In Quarantine: Thousands

Released from Isolation to Date: 4,594

Negative Tests Sunday and Monday: 980

Negative Tests to Date: 85,277

Total Tests: 90,409

Deaths: 50

• We had a total of 169 cases on Sunday and Monday, including 80 men, 86 women and 1 person of unknown age and gender:
2 children under age 13
19 teenagers
23 people in their 20s
31 people in their 30s
24 people in their 40s
27 people in their 50s
22 people in their 60s
13 people in their 70s
6 people in their 80s
1 person over age 89

• We are sorry to have to report three deaths today. They are two women in their 60s and a man in his 70s.

• Contact tracing helps stop the spread of COVID-19, and because we have such a large number of cases in Shasta County, we are relying on people who test positive to help notify their close contacts. In Shasta County, you may get a call or text from a 916 area code. The text will include a link to a website that begins “caconnected.cdph.ca.gov,” which leads to a questionnaire that helps with the contact tracing process. If you receive a text and aren’t sure if it’s legitimate, call (530) 225-5591 and say you are returning a call or text from a contact tracer.

• An estimate of active cases is made based on a general case remaining active for a 10-day period. This number is only an estimate and the count of active cases in the community may be larger. A case may be active for a period longer than 10 days if the individual continues to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

• Please continue to stay at home as much as possible, and when you must leave home, wear your face covering, keep your distance and wash your hands frequently. We anticipate another increase in cases within the next couple of weeks from Thanksgiving activities, and limiting your contact with others as much as possible can help slow the spread.


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