34 New Cases and 1 Death, Some Outdoor Sports Permitted

Latest numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: February 19, 2021
Statistics from February 18, 2021

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 10,868

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 12

In Isolation: 173 (estimate)

Active Cases: 185 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Thursday: 34

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 2

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 33.3%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,511

Newly Received Negative Tests: 979

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 8,157

Total Tests: 152,961

Deaths: 172

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 34 cases Thursday, including 13 men, 19 women and 2 people of unknown gender:
– 5 children under age 13
– 3 teenagers
– 9 people in their 20s
– 6 people in their 30s
– 2 people in their 40s
– 3 people in their 50s
– 2 people in their 60s
– 1 people in their 70s
– 3 person in their 80s

• We are sorry to report a death today. The patient was a man in his 60s.

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. Visit www.ShastaReady.org and select “Vaccinations” for more information.

• New state guidance now allows outdoor high- or moderate-contact youth or adult recreational sports when a county’s adjusted case rate is 14 per 100,000 or lower. Shasta County has an adjusted case rate of 14.8. If this drops below 14, more sports would be allowed with modifications, including various mask requirements, physical distancing between observers from different households, and testing for some athletes. Out-of-state games and tournaments are still prohibited. More information, including which sports fall into which tier, is available here.

• How do we bring our case rates down? Our unadjusted case rate is 13.5 per 100,000, but the adjusted case rate – which determines our tier – is shifted up or down based on testing volume. If our average testing volume is lower than the state’s, our case rate is pushed up. If we do more testing on average than the state, our case rate is lowered. Testing is free, easy and you can walk into any of our state testing sites without an appointment – Shasta College, the Redding Senior Center and the Boggs Building on Breslauer Way. Learn more at www.ShastaReady.org – click on “Get tested.”

 

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