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150 New Cases and 4 Deaths as COVID Vaccination Arrives in Shasta County

Numbers from Sunday & Monday, from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: December 15, 2020
Statistics from December 13 and 14, 2020
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 6,927

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 60

In Isolation: 638 (estimate)

Active Cases: 698 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 49 Sunday, 101 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 13

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 29.8%

Released from Isolation to Date: 6,166

Negative Tests Sunday and Monday:1,140

Negative Tests to Date: 96,404

Total Tests: 103,331

Deaths: 63

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 150 cases on Sunday and Monday, including 76 men, 73 women and 1 person of unknown gender:
1 child under age 13
20 teenagers
26 people in their 20s
30 people in their 30s
16 people in their 40s
23 people in their 50s
21 people in their 60s
8 people in their 70s
4 people in their 80s
0 people over age 89
1 person of unknown age

• We are sorry to have to report 4 deaths today. The patients were three men in their 70s and a man in his 80s.

• Shasta County remains in the purple (“widespread”) tier. Our adjusted case rate increased from 41.6 to 46.2 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is 57.4, but was adjusted down because the county’s per capita testing volume is higher than the state average. Our positivity rate increased from 9.7% to 10.5%. You can find this data and more at www.ShastaReady.org; click “Data and Statistics.”

• COVID vaccine has arrived in Shasta County! Today, 1,950 doses of Pfizer vaccine were received at Mercy Medical Center. They will be distributed among other acute care facilities in a coordinated effort. Future deliveries will be made directly to the acute care facilities. The county is tentatively scheduled to receive 530 more doses of Pfizer vaccine and about 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week. More information about COVID vaccine is available at www.shastaready.org; click on “Vaccinations.”

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