5 Deaths, 182 New COVID Cases as Shasta Approaches 10,000

Newest numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: January 19, 2021
Statistics from January 15-18, 2021

Total Confirmed Cases: 9,776

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 53

In Isolation: 440 (estimate)

Active Cases: 493 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Friday through Monday: 109 Friday, 41 Saturday, 15 Sunday, 17 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 7

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 30.5%

Released from Isolation to Date: 9,161

Negative Tests Friday through Monday: 2,316

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 17,152

Total Tests: 131,188

Deaths: 122

• We had 182 cases Friday through Monday, including 92 men, 87 women and 3 of unknown gender:
– 13 children under age 13
– 15 teenagers
– 29 people in their 20s
– 29 people in their 30s
– 13 people in their 40s
– 27 people in their 50s
– 32 people in their 60s
– 14 people in their 70s
– 7 people in their 80s
– 2 people over age 89
– 1 person of unknown age

• We are sorry to have to report five deaths today. They were a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s and a man over age 89.

• Due to the holiday weekend, the number of confirmed cases reported today may be an undercount. If so, the numbers will catch up in the coming days. In addition, we have begun reporting the number of tests in the past 14 days to give a more clear picture of the current situation in Shasta County.

• Shasta County remains in the purple (“widespread”) tier. Our adjusted case rate increased from 48.3 to 49.6 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is 49.0, but was adjusted up because the county’s per capita testing volume is lower than the state average. Our positivity rate decreased from 9.4% to 8.2%. Find more data at www.ShastaReady.org; click on “Data and Statistics.”

• People over 75 are now eligible for vaccine, and supply is still very limited. We anticipate having many more public clinics, and we will be announcing details once they are confirmed. Please keep an eye on www.ShastaReady.org for more information. Please allow us to vaccinate our healthcare workers and most vulnerable older adults first; if you are not in one of these groups, please wait your turn to be vaccinated.

• People who have received their first dose of vaccine should be vaccinated no earlier than the date listed on their vaccination card. It is OK to receive your second dose after that date.

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