3PM Thursday: 4 New Deaths Reported In Butte County

Governor Gavin Newsom says California is turning the corner in its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. He cited a significantly lower number of confirmed new cases as California begins to clear backlogged cases caused by a technical error. Newsom says he’s also encouraged by the downward trend in hospitalizations, which have fallen 21% statewide in the last two weeks. California reported 180 additional deaths from the virus Wednesday, bringing the state’s Soronavirus deaths to more than 10,600.┬áThe number of new cases of COVID-19 in Shasta County dropped significantly on Thursday with only 3 new cases reported for a total of 479. All of the new patients have symptoms, ranging from their 20’s to their 70’s. There are 38 active cases. Only 1 person is hospitalized, and is in intensive care. 10 Shasta County residents have died of the virus. 274 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. Butte County reported 4 new deaths on Thursday for a total of 12. The number of confirmed cases is now 1,321.
Tehama County has had 305 with one death. Trinity County reported a 6th patient Tuesday. Glenn County has had 404 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 75 cases in the community, in addition to 619 in the prison population. There have been 108 in Siskiyou County and 299 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Modoc County has had 5 cases. There have been 27,261 negative tests in Shasta County. Testing capacity has increased significantly, with results available much more quickly. Anyone can get tested for free, whether showing symptoms or not. The best option for testing can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”