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Three Men Die, 87 New Cases as Testing Volume Lags Behind State Average

Numbers for Sunday and Monday from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: January 26, 2021
Statistics from January 24 and 25, 2021

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 10,144

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 43

In Isolation: 328 (estimate)

Active Cases: 371 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 32 Sunday, 55 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 4

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 47.9%

Released from Isolation to Date: 9,641

Negative Tests Sunday and Monday: 453

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 8,070

Total Tests: 136,543

Deaths: 132

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 87 cases Sunday and Monday, including 45 men and 42 women:
– 5 children under age 13
– 4 teenagers
– 11 people in their 20s
– 17 people in their 30s
– 15 people in their 40s
– 9 people in their 50s
– 13 people in their 60s
– 6 people in their 70s
– 6 people in their 80s
– 1 person over age 89

• We are sorry to have to report three deaths today. They are two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s.

• Who is being vaccinated now? People in Phase 1A (healthcare workers, long-term care facilities, workers in emergency services) and people 75 and older. How can they sign up for vaccine? Options are listed at www.ShastaReady.org (click “Vaccinations”). If you don’t see an option that works for you and if you are eligible now, there are two ways to get on the list to be scheduled for an appointment – click the blue oval labeled “Tell me when it’s my turn” and complete the short survey, or call (530) 245-7890. Both options will get you on one master list, and Public Health will call or email you to set up an appointment.

• Shasta County remains in the purple (“widespread”) tier. Our adjusted case rate decreased from 49.6 to 36.5 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is 34.8, but was adjusted up because the county’s per capita testing volume is lower than the state average. Our positivity rate decreased from 8.2% to 5.5%. Find more data at www.ShastaReady.org; click on “Data and Statistics.

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