151 New COVID Cases, 57 People Hospitalized

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

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: December 23, 2020
Statistics from December 22, 2020
Total Confirmed Cases: 7,567

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 57

In Isolation: 59 (estimate)

Active Cases: 596 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Tuesday:  151

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 7

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 28.8%

Released from Isolation to Date: 6,901

Negative Tests Tuesday: 783

Negative Tests to Date: 102,717

Total Tests: 110,284

Deaths: 70

• We had 151 cases on Tuesday, including 60 men, 85 women and 6 people of unknown gender:
5 children under age 13
9 teenagers
20 people in their 20s
26 people in their 30s
22 people in their 40s
26 people in their 50s
10 people in their 60s
8 people in their 70s
13 people in their 80s
9 people over age 89
3 people of unknown age

• High COVID numbers don’t just impact our healthcare workers. There’s no such thing as “working remotely” for our firefighters, police officers, utility workers and other providers of critical services. Keeping their workforce healthy is critical to their ability to respond quickly to emergencies. Help keep them safe by avoiding gatherings and non-essential travel. If you must be out, please wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from others and wash your hands frequently. Hear local firefighters’ message at www.ShastaReady.org; click on “Current News.”

• Celebrate the season safely with your loved ones. Some ideas:
– Schedule a time to eat a meal together and open gifts together virtually.
– Host a virtual ugly holiday sweater contest.
– Build gingerbread houses, decorate cookies, or make holiday crafts and decorations.
– Drive or walk around your community to look at decorations from a safe distance, or drive through a local holiday light display.
– Throw a virtual dance party.
– Schedule a virtual visit to the North Pole – don’t worry, Dr. Fauci vaccinated Santa.

• Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, are county holidays. Our next daily incident update will be issued Monday, Dec. 28.

-from press release
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