22 New Cases and 2 Deaths, New Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines

Data from Friday and Saturday, from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: March 15, 2021

Statistics from March 12 and 13, 2021

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 11,192

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 9

In Isolation: 102 (estimate)

Active Cases:  111 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Friday and Saturday: 14 Friday, 8 Saturday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 2

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 37.3%

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,889

Newly Received Negative Tests: 4,447

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 8,730

Total Tests: 168,263

Deaths: 192

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 22 cases Friday and Saturday, including 5 men and 17 women:
– 3 children under 13
– 2 teenagers
– 5 people in their 20s
– 4 people in their 30s
– 2 people in their 40s
– 2 people in their 50s
– 1 person in their 60s
– 1 person in their 70s
– 1 person in their 80s
– 1 person over age 89

• We are sorry to have to report two deaths today. They are a man in his 60s and a woman over the age of 89.

• Updates have been made to the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines, which prioritizes vaccines for individuals based on age, occupation and medical background. The largest change allows health care providers to vaccinate individuals between 16 and 64 years old who are high-risk based on other medical conditions. The full list of conditions can be found on the CDPH website.

• Have a question? Dozens of questions about COVID-19 and vaccinations have been answered on our website, but if you have a question that’s not answered there, we’d love to answer it for you. Send your questions to COVID19@co.shasta.ca.us, and we will answer them as time allows.

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