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Two Deaths Including Man in His 30s, 14 New Cases

Yesterday’s numbers from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: March 26, 2021
Statistics from March 25, 2021

INCIDENT FACTS AND SUMMARY
Total Confirmed Cases: 11,333

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 2

In Isolation: 72 (estimate)

Active Cases: 74 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Thursday: 14

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 29.1%

Released from Isolation to Date: 11,057

Newly Received Negative Tests: 1,060

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 7,322

Total Tests: 175,628

Deaths: 202

CURRENT SITUATION
• We had 14 cases Wednesday, including 7 men and 7 women:
– 1 child under age 13
– 3 teenagers
– 1 person in their 20s
– 2 people in their 30s
– 2 people in their 40s
– 1 person in their 50s
– 2 people in their 60s
– 1 person in their 70s
– 1 person in their 80s

• We are sorry to have to report two deaths today. They were a man in his 30s and a woman in her 80s.

• Some may think that because most people who die from COVID have an underlying health condition, that condition is to blame for the person’s death. The reality is that many people in Shasta County, and the nation, have an underlying health condition, such as obesity, hypertension or type 2 diabetes. However, the conditions in general may often be managed by medication or lifestyle changes and may never cause their death. The concern is that these conditions may make COVID-19 symptoms worse, which can lead to death. In these cases, the death would not have happened without a COVID infection.

• Question: How do I know the vaccine is safe? Answer: COVID-19 vaccines teach your body how to fight the virus if you are exposed. COVID-19 vaccines were tested with many thousands of adults of different ages, races and ethnicities to make sure they are safe and effective for all adults. California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup confirmed the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines with an independent review with other western states. A nationwide system allows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to watch for safety issues and make sure the vaccines stay safe. Learn more and sign up for vaccine at www.ShastaReady.org – click on “Vaccinations.”

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