Six People Die and 167 New COVID Cases, New State Law Requires Workplace Notification

The latest data from Shasta County HHSA.

NCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY:
Total Confirmed Cases: 8,741

Confirmed Cases Wednesday 1/6/2021: 167

Negative Tests Wednesday 1/6/2021: 847

Negative Tests To Date: 112,188

Total Tests to Date: 120,929

Currently Hospitalized in Shasta County: 49

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 7

Available ICU Capacity: 25.4%

In Isolation: 569 (estimate)

Active Cases: 618 (estimate)

Released from Isolation to Date: 8,028

Total Deaths: 95

CURRENT SITUATION:
• We had 167 cases on Wednesday, including 69 men and 98 women:

– 7 children under age 13
– 8 teenagers
– 35 people in their 20s
– 21 people in their 30s
– 22 people in their 40s
– 29 people in their 50s
– 21 people in their 60s
– 13 people in their 70s
– 5 people in their 80s
– 6 people over age 89

• We are sorry to report 6 deaths today. They are a woman in her 70s, a man in his 70s, two men in their 80s, a woman over age 89 and a man over age 89.

• A new state law requires employers to notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19, and to report workplace outbreaks to the local health department. An outbreak is 3 or more cases of COVID-19 at a worksite within a 14-day period, and must be reported within 48 hours. This applies to all public and private employers in California, except health facilities. Find reporting instructions at www.ShastaReady.org; click on “Business Resources.”

• You have the power to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. CA Notify is a voluntary, secure tool to notify people if they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Once you sign up, you will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, and who also has CA Notify turned on. Your privacy is protected as your identity is not known and your location is not tracked. iPhone users can enable Exposure Notifications directly from Settings: Open the Settings app, scroll to Exposure Notifications, turn on and select United States and California. Android users can download CA Notify through the Google Play store and follow the prompts to activate. Learn more about how this works at canotify.ca.gov.

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