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34 New Cases, Testing and Vaccines Available

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Numbers from Sunday and Monday, from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: March 9, 2021

Statistics from March 7 and 8, 2021
INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 11,171

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 9

In Isolation: 127 (estimate)

Active Cases: 136 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 6 Sunday, 28 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) : 4

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 37.3%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,856

Newly Received Negative Tests: 459

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 7,705

Total Tests: 164,254

Deaths: 179

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 34 cases Sunday and Monday, including 19 men and 15 women:
– 5 children under age 13
– 4 teenagers
– 4 people in their 20s
– 8 people in their 30s
– 3 people in their 40s
– 1 person in their 50s
– 6 people in their 60s
– 2 people in their 70s
– 1 person in their 80s

• VACCINE CLINICS: Several first- and second-dose clinics are available in the next few weeks in Shasta County. Learn more at www.ShastaReady.org – click on “Vaccinations.”

• Shasta County remains in the red tier, and our case rate and positivity rate both dropped this week. Our adjusted case rate dropped from 10.0 to 5.9 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is also 5.9. Our positivity rate decreased from 2.5% to 3.9%. Let’s keep our numbers moving down! Please continue to use all the tools available to us – wear your mask in public, keep your distance, get tested regularly and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

• Testing is quick, free and easy. You can sign up for an appointment at a state testing site, or just walk in. Options are outlined at www.ShastaReady.org – click on “Get tested.”

• Workers in restaurants, grocery stores and food banks are now eligible for vaccine. Other food and agriculture workers will be eligible as more supply becomes available. Find vaccine options at
www.ShastaReady.org.

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