2 Deaths, 29 New Cases, Moderna 2nd Shot Clinic This Saturday

Newest data from Shasta County HHSA.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: February 24, 2021

Statistics from February 23, 2021
Total Confirmed Cases: 10,944

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 19

In Isolation: 128 (estimate)

Active Cases:  147 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Tuesday: 29

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 4

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 33.6%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,623

Newly Received Negative Tests: 987

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 6,818

Total Tests: 155,750

Deaths: 174

• We had 29 cases Tuesday, including 16 men, 12 women and 1 person of unknown gender:
– 2 children under age 13
– 1 teenager
– 7 people in their 20s
– 3 people in their 30s
– 4 people in their 40s
– 5 people in their 50s
– 2 people in their 60s
– 5 people in their 70s

• We are sorry to have to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s.

• 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 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. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt.

• Question: Can you test positive after having the COVID-19 vaccine? Answer: Immunity begins about 2 weeks after the first dose, but maximum immunity may not be achieved for 2 to 4 weeks after the second dose. It may take 6 to 8 weeks to get the full benefits of the vaccine. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected by COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination, and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide full protection. The vaccine itself will not cause you to test positive. More questions and answers about vaccine are available at
www.ShastaReady.org – click on “Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.”

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