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5 Deaths and 96 New Cases, Shasta Case Rate Declines

Sunday and Monday’s numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: February 2, 2021
Statistics from January 31 and February 1, 2021

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 10,534

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 21

In Isolation: 291 (estimate)

Active Cases: 312 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 44 Sunday, 52 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 24.4%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,072

Negative Tests Sunday and Monday: 448

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 8,480

Total Tests: 141,137

Deaths: 150

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 96 cases Sunday and Monday, including 45 men and 51 women:
– 2 children under age 13
– 7 teenagers
– 19 people in their 20s
– 21 people in their 30s
– 13 people in their 40s
– 9 people in their 50s
– 13 people in their 60s
– 5 people in their 70s
– 3 people in their 80s
– 3 people over age 89
– 1 person of unknown age

• We are sorry to report 5 deaths today. They were two women in their 70s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and a woman over age 89.

Vaccine update:
– Who? People in Phase 1A (healthcare workers, long-term care facilities, workers in emergency
services) and people 75 and older. As supply increases, vaccine will be more readily available to
additional groups.
– How? Click the blue oval labeled “Tell me when it’s my turn” and complete the short survey. If you don’t have Internet access, call (530) 245-7890 to get on the list. Public Health will call or email you when they have an appointment available for you. It may be several weeks before you are contacted.

• Shasta County remains in the purple (“widespread”) tier, but both measures improved this week. Our adjusted case rate decreased from 36.5 to 25.0 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is 22.4, but was adjusted up because the county’s per capita testing volume is lower than the state average. Our positivity rate decreased from 5.5% to 4.9%. If our positivity rate and equity metric both remain in the orange tier for two more weeks and our case rate continues to decline, we could move into the red tier two weeks from now, even if the case rate is not yet down to the red tier. Please continue to wear masks and physically distance!

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