208 New COVID Cases, Grants Available for Small Businesses

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The latest numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: January 4, 2021
Statistics from December 31, 2020 and January 1 and 2, 2021

Total Confirmed Cases: 8,268

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 40

In Isolation: 372 (estimate)

Active Cases: 412 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 113 Thursday, 58 Friday, 37 Saturday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 8

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 30.0%

Released from Isolation to Date: 7,778

Negative Tests Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 2,381

Negative Tests to Date: 110,288

Total Tests: 118,556

Deaths: 78

• We had 208 cases on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, including 84 men and 124 women:
– 7 children under age 13
– 17 teenagers
– 27 people in their 20s
– 37 people in their 30s
– 24 people in their 40s
– 35 people in their 50s
– 29 people in their 60s
– 13 people in their 70s
– 14 people in their 80s
– 4 people over age 89
– 1 person of unknown age

• Are you a small business owner in need of economic relief? The state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is designed to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The $500 million program covers a wide range of expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications are due Jan. 8. Learn more at www.CAReliefgrant.com.

• Let’s all start the new year with a resolution to stay healthy! Here are a couple of tips:
– Get your flu shot – it’s the easiest way to protect yourself from seasonal flu. Learn more at
– Find a new walking or biking trail. Visit www.HealthyShasta.org for maps.
– Make appointments for your routine medical care. You can and should make appointments for
screenings, preventive care and chronic disease management. Early detection saves lives.
– Do a mental health self-check. Visit www.ShastaReady.org and click “Caring for your mental health” for some tips on coping with stress and anxiety.

-from press release
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