176 New Cases and Four Deaths, Small Business Grant Relief Extended

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COVID

The latest numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

Latest information about #COVID19 in #ShastaCounty.

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY:
Total Confirmed Cases: 8,917

Confirmed Cases Thursday 1/7/2020: 176

Negative Tests Thursday 1/7/2020: *(see Current Situation)

Negative Tests To Date: *(see Current Situation)

Total Tests to Date: *(see Current Situation)

Currently Hospitalized in Shasta County: 48

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 5

Available ICU Capacity: 27.5%

In Isolation: 603 (estimate)

Active Cases: 651 (estimate)

Released from Isolation to Date: 8,167

Total Deaths: 99

CURRENT SITUATION:
• We had 176 cases on Thursday, including 75 men, 98 women and 3 people of unknown gender:

– 4 children under age 13
– 9 teenagers
– 39 people in their 20s
– 28 people in their 30s
– 24 people in their 40s
– 22 people in their 50s
– 26 people in their 60s
– 15 people in their 70s
– 7 people in their 80s
– 1 person over age 89
– 1 person of unknown age

• * Today’s negative test numbers are not available due to a problem with the state database; as a result, negative tests to date and total tests cannot be calculated.

• We are sorry to report 4 deaths today. They are a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 80s and a woman over age 89.

• Shasta County’s free state testing sites still have lots of availability, and Public Health encourages people to be tested. Go to lhi.care/covidtesting to make an appointment at Shasta College, the Boggs Building (2420 Breslauer Way) or the Senior Center (2290 Benton Drive). Saturday appointments are available at the Boggs Building and Senior Center.

• Question: Why would healthy people be tested? Answer: There are lots of reasons someone would be tested even without symptoms. Some employers request that their employees get tested regularly, or if there’s been a workplace outbreak, testing may be required. People who have been to gatherings should also be tested due to increased risk of exposure. Testing is also an important surveillance tool for public health. The earlier a person knows they are positive, the sooner they can take action to avoid spreading the disease.

• The deadline for the state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has been extended. 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 now due Jan. 13. Learn more at www.CAReliefgrant.com.

 

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