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Latest information about COVID19 in Shasta County.
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY:
Total Confirmed Cases: 7,707
Confirmed Cases Tuesday 12/29/2020: 113
Negative Tests Tuesday 12/29/2020: 321
Negative Tests To Date: 106,938
Total Tests to Date: 114,645
Currently Hospitalized in Shasta County: 45
Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 5
Available ICU Capacity: 31.5%
In Isolation: 363 (estimate)
Active Cases: 408 (estimate)
Released from Isolation to Date: 7,226
Total Deaths: 73
• We had 113 cases on Tuesday, including 63 men, 49 women and 1 person of unknown gender:
– 7 children under age 13
– 12 teenagers
– 16 people in their 20s
– 17 people in their 30s
– 22 people in their 40s
– 16 people in their 50s
– 11 people in their 60s
– 5 people in their 70s
– 5 people in their 80s
– 1 people over age 89
– 1 person 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.
• We’re ready to say goodbye to 2020, and to help ensure a safe start to 2021, please limit your in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations to the members of your household. We saw a large increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the weeks after Halloween, which – like New Year’s Eve – is traditionally known for larger celebrations. If you do get together with people from outside your household, please be diligent about masks, physical distancing and hand-washing. Together, let’s start the new year by stopping the spread so we can all safely resume the activities we enjoy.
• COVID-19 vaccine isn’t widely available yet, but it’s not too late to get the flu shot. The Health and Human Services Agency encourages residents over 6 months of age to get a flu shot. It’s more important than ever this year, which promises to be a complicated respiratory virus season for our healthcare providers. Flu shots are free by appointment at the Public Health clinic, and are easily accessible through your primary care provider and local pharmacies, many of which offer coupons or discounts on purchases when you get your flu shot there. Learn more at www.ShastaFluShots.com.
Live maps: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map