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185 New COVID Cases as Shasta Exceeds 6,000

Tuesday’s numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: December 9, 2020
Statistics from December 8, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 6,135

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 46

In Isolation: 759 (estimate)

Active Cases: 805 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 185

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 13

Available ICU capacity: 27.1%

Released from Isolation to Date: 5,455

Negative Tests Tuesday: 1,131

Negative Tests to Date: 91,841

Total Tests: 97,976

Deaths: 54

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 185 cases on Tuesday, including 88 men, 96 women and 1 person of unknown gender:
5 children under age 13
13 teenagers
36 people in their 20s
26 people in their 30s
30 people in their 40s
31 people in their 50s
25 people in their 60s
11 people in their 70s
4 people in their 80s
2 people over age 89
2 people of unknown age

• This report includes a weekly update to our total case numbers, as we have been conducting case
investigations to correct reported cases that were duplicates or out-of-county records.

• The Health and Human Services Agency’s goal is to keep everyone in Shasta County safe and healthy, and that is especially true in this challenging time. We know masks aren’t always comfortable, but we also know that we all want our schools and businesses to be open safely, and wearing masks helps stop the spread. We are asking everyone to wear masks consistently outside your home, including inside businesses. When everyone wears a mask, we are less likely to get seriously ill, which keeps beds open in our hospitals for others and helps protect our healthcare workers. We are in this together.

• Testing is critical to help contain the spread of COVID-19 – it is vital to know if a person has the virus, so they can remain isolated until they are no longer contagious. Testing options have increased significantly in the past week, and you can now make an appointment for a free test 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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