49 New Cases, Virtual Town Hall Planned for February 24

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Latest numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: February 17, 2021
Statistics from February 16, 2021
Total Confirmed Cases: 10,780

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 12

In Isolation: 159 (estimate)

Active Cases: 171 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 49

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) : 2

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 33.3%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,438

Negative Tests Tuesday: 638

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 7,180

Total Tests: 150,519

Deaths: 171

• We had 49 cases Tuesday, including 24 men, 23 women and 2 people of unknown gender:
– 2 children under age 13
– 3 teenagers
– 9 people in their 20s
– 14 people in their 30s
– 7 people in their 40s
– 6 people in their 50s
– 4 people in their 60s
– 2 people in their 70s

• This report includes a weekly update to our total case numbers, as we have been conducting case
investigations to correct reported cases that were duplicates or out-of-county records.

SECOND DOSE CLINIC: If you need a second dose of Moderna and you received your first dose on or before Jan. 26, please come to a vaccination clinic on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Shasta College. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the clinic is first-come, first-served. You must bring your CDC card that shows the date of your first vaccine, your identification and this paperwork. This is a walk-up clinic.

• Do you have questions about COVID-19 in Shasta County? Another virtual town hall meeting is planned for Feb. 24. The regular weekly online media briefing will take place from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Then, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we will welcome questions from the public. To participate, send your question via email to COVID19@co.shasta.ca.us, with the subject line, “Question for Town Hall Meeting.” Staff will read emailed questions aloud, in the order that they were received, for response from health officials. We will address questions about local issues, and not those that state or federal agencies would address.

• Shasta County is fortunate to have many community providers who are helping give vaccines. The challenge here, and everywhere else in the state, continues to be supply. We have received 21,610 doses so far, and we have used or distributed 21,270 of them. Our county has more than 14,000 licensed healthcare providers, 36,000 people over age 65, and 3,000 educators, plus all of the emergency services staff, skilled nursing facility staff/residents, laboratory workers and others who are eligible now. We are still well short of the number of vaccines we need for everyone in Phase 1A and 1B who wants to be vaccinated. To get on the waiting list, go to www.ShastaReady.org, click “Vaccinations” and select “Tell me when it’s my turn.

-from press release
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