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Shasta Sees 334 New Cases, More Testing Options Available

Friday and Saturday’s numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: December 7, 2020
Statistics from December 4 and 5, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 5,824

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 49

In Isolation: 897 (estimate)

Active Cases:  946 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Friday and Saturday: 239 Friday, 95 Saturday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 11

In Quarantine: Thousands

Released from Isolation to Date: 4,825

Negative Tests Friday and Saturday: 2,521

Negative Tests to Date: 89.873

Total Tests: 95,697

Deaths: 53

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had a total of 334 cases on Friday and Saturday, including 137 men, 193 women and 4 people of unknown gender:
12 children under age 13
16 teenagers
62 people in their 20s
72 people in their 30s
41 people in their 40s
52 people in their 50s
35 people in their 60s
23 people in their 70s
13 people in their 80s
3 people over age 89
5 people of unknown age

• The state has updated its webpage to include much more information about the Regional Stay Home Order, which does not yet impact Shasta County. The Northern California region, which includes Shasta, has 28.2% of ICU beds available. If the region falls below 15%, it would become subject to the Regional Stay Home Order.

• Right now, Shasta County remains in the purple tier. Any businesses that are allowed to be open must be using the modifications required in state guidance. This means:
– Open: Hair salons, personal care services, hotels
– 25% capacity: Retail, shopping centers
– Outdoors only: Restaurants, museums, zoos, aquariums, places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, wineries, family entertainment centers (kart racing, miniature golf, batting cages), cardrooms, satellite wagering
– Closed: Bars, breweries and distilleries with no meal

• Testing is now available in Enterprise, Anderson, Shasta Lake City and South Redding, in addition to Shasta College. Go to www.ShastaReady.org and click on “Get Tested” to make an appointment.

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