24 New Cases, People 50 and Over Eligible for Vaccine Starting April 1


Data from Sunday and Monday from Shasta County Health & Human Services.

COVID-19 INCIDENT UPDATE: March 30, 2021
Statistics from March 28 and 29, 2021

Total Confirmed Cases: 11,389

Hospitalized in Shasta County: 9

In Isolation: 80 (estimate)

Active Cases: 89 (estimate)

Confirmed Cases Sunday and Monday: 7 Sunday, 17 Monday

Currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) : 0

Available Regional ICU Capacity: 33.1%

Released from Isolation to Date: 11, 096

Newly Received Negative Tests: 308

Number of Tests in the Past 14 Days (+ and -): 6,658

Total Tests: 177,377

Deaths: 204

• We had 24 cases Sunday and Monday, including 8 men and 16 women:
– 3 children under age 13
– 4 people in their 20s
– 4 people in their 30s
– 3 people in their 40s
– 3 people in their 50s
– 3 people in their 60s
– 2 people in their 70s
– 2 people of unknown age

• Question: How much is the COVID vaccine? Answer: The vaccine is free to the person receiving it. Costs are covered by the federal  government. You may be asked for your health insurance card because this is one of the ways the provider will be paid for providing the vaccine.

• Healthy people age 50 and older will be eligible to receive vaccine starting Thursday, April 1. If
you are in this group and would like to make an appointment, please go to www.ShastaReady.org, click on “Vaccinations” and follow the instructions in “Step 1.”

• If you’re 65 and older, you only have one day left to be first in line for vaccine before eligibility expands! Appointments are available Wednesday at Public Health. Go to www.MyTurn.ca.gov to pick your spot.

• Shasta County remains in the red (“substantial”) tier. Our adjusted case rate increased, from 4.5 to 5.1 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate is also 5.1. This number needs to drop to 3.9 or lower to be at the orange (“moderate”) tier level. Our positivity rate stayed the same at 1.8%. Please continue to wear your mask in public, keep your distance, avoid gatherings outside your household, get tested regularly and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

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