5 More Deaths and 167 New COVID Cases, Vaccination Rollout Starting January 19

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Numbers from Wednesday from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

Total Confirmed Cases: 9,450

Confirmed Cases Wednesday 1/13/2021: 167

Negative Tests Wednesday 1/13/2021: 931

Negative Tests To Date: 117,802

Total Tests to Date: 127,252

Currently Hospitalized in Shasta County: 54

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 5

Available ICU Capacity: *(see below)

In Isolation: 639 (estimate)

Active Cases: 693 (estimate)

Released from Isolation to Date: 8,646

Total Deaths: 111

• We had 167 cases on Wednesday, including 74 men and 93 women:

– 5 children under age 13
– 12 teenagers
– 34 people in their 20s
– 24 people in their 30s
– 15 people in their 40s
– 25 people in their 50s
– 16 people in their 60s
– 18 people in their 70s
– 5 people in their 80s
– 2 people over age 89
– 11 people of unknown age

• We are sorry to have to report five deaths today. They were two men in their 60s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80s and a woman over age 89.

• The available regional ICU capacity will be updated by the state on Tuesdays and Fridays, rather than daily, so our next update will be tomorrow. The Northern California region includes hospitals in Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties. The regional ICU capacity is calculated by the number of available, staffed ICU beds. While we have a relatively small number of people in Shasta County’s ICUs with COVID, many people are in the ICU for other reasons, such as heart attacks, strokes, post-surgery, etc.

• In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement yesterday to begin vaccinating people over 65, Shasta County Public Health will make vaccine available to people age 75 and older starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. People 65 and older will be eligible starting Feb. 1. More information on how these groups can sign up to be vaccinated will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

-from press release
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