41 New Cases as Shasta Moves into Red Tier


The latest information from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: February 23, 2021
Statistics from February 21 and 22, 2021

Total Confirmed Cases: 10,950

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 21

In Isolation: 125 (estimate)

Active Cases: 140 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 4 Sunday, 37 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 3

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 33.6%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,638

Newly Received Negative Tests: 572

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 7,692

Total Tests: 154,769

Deaths: 172

• We had 41 cases Sunday and Monday, including 21 men and 20 women:
– 2 teenagers
– 4 people in their 20s
– 5 people in their 30s
– 8 people in their 40s
– 15 people in their 50s
– 3 people in their 60s
– 2 people in their 70s
– 1 person in their 80s
– 1 person of unknown age

GREAT NEWS! Improving case numbers have moved Shasta County into the red tier. Restaurants, movie theaters and museums can now open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower. Gyms can open at 10% capacity. Retail shops can be open at 50% capacity (an increase from 25%). Our adjusted case rate decreased from 14.8 to 10.0 daily cases per
100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is also 10.0. Our positivity rate decreased from 3.9% to 3.3%.

• In addition, because Shasta County’s case rate improved to 10 per 100,000, outdoor high- or moderate contact youth or adult recreational sports are now allowed with modifications, in addition to the low-contact outdoor sports that were already allowed.

SECOND DOSE CLINIC: If you received your first dose of Moderna at the Shasta Lake Community Center on Jan. 30 (or earlier), you can get your second dose on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the City of Shasta Lake Community Center, 4499 Main St. Last names of N-Z, arrive between 10 a.m. and noon. Last names of A-M, arrive between noon and 2 p.m. Bring your CDC card and this paperwork. Wear a short-sleeved shirt.

QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19? A virtual town hall meeting is planned for tomorrow, Feb. 24. The regular weekly online media briefing will take place from 11-11:30 a.m., followed by questions from the public from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Send your question to COVID19@co.shasta.ca.us, or ask your question in person in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1450 Court St. We will address questions about local issues, not those that state or federal agencies would address. You can watch the event live at www.facebook.com/shastahhsa, and a captioned version will be available afterwards at www.ShastaReady.org.

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