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Two Deaths and 31 New Cases, Numerous Vaccine Clinics Scheduled

Newest numbers from Shasta County HHSA.

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

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY:
Total Confirmed Cases: 11,146

Confirmed Cases Thursday 3/18/2021: 31

Negative Tests Thursday 3/18/2021: 1,022

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 8,079

Total Tests to Date: 171,535

Currently Hospitalized in Shasta County: 4

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 1

Available ICU Capacity: 25.8%

In Isolation: 87 (estimate)

Active Cases: 91 (estimate)

Released from Isolation to Date: 10,858
Total Deaths: 197

CURRENT SITUATION:
• We had 31 cases Thursday, including 14 men and 17 women:

– 3 children under age 13
– 5 teenagers
– 6 people in their 20s
– 5 people in their 30s
– 2 people in their 40s
– 4 people in their 50s
– 2 people in their 60s
– 2 people in their 70s
– 1 person in their 80s
– 1 person over age 89

• We are sorry to have to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s.

• These vaccine clinics have availability right now for eligible people, including healthcare workers, long-term care facility workers and residents, educators, people 65 and older, people 16-64 with certain health conditions, food and agriculture workers, and others.

– Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21: Rite Aid in Shasta Lake City (Pfizer). Sign up here.

– Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28: Rite Aid on Westside Road in South Redding (Pfizer). Sign up here.

– Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4: Rite Aid in Palo Cedro (Pfizer). Sign up here.

– Shasta College, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Moderna). Sign up here.

Question: How much does the COVID vaccine cost? Answer: Nothing. COVID vaccines and tests are both provided free of charge.

• The best vaccine is the one you can get right now, regardless of brand. Right now, the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine is available in very limited supply, and is needed for people who have unique challenges that make it difficult to schedule them for a second dose. Many clinics have Pfizer and Moderna available now for those who are eligible and we encourage the public to take advantage of those opportunities.

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