Shasta County reported 3 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday bringing the total to 20. Public health says a woman in her 80’s, a man in his 70’s, and a man in his 50’s died from the disease. 22 more cases were were reported for a total of 875. According to public health, 85 percent of the cases reported since Friday had symptoms. The recent surge in cases is threatening to move the county into the more restrictive “red” category which would put more restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. Tuesday’s statewide data update showed that Shasta County’s case rate has increased from 2.2 to 6.5 daily cases per 100,000 people. The positivity rate also increased from 2.4 percent to 4 percent. The numbers are for a 7 day average for the period that covers September 13th through the 19th. Shasta County will remain in the “orange” category for a least another week, but the recent surge in cases may move the county into the “red” category. There are 95 active cases. 6 people are hospitalized, with only 1 off them in intensive care. 281 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.
There have been 46,467 negative tests in Shasta County. Same day appointments are available, and testing volume is one of the factors the state uses to determine how open a county can be. The best option can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.
Butte County has reported 44 deaths among their 2,795 cases. Butte County has moved out of the most restrictive “purple” tier and into the less restrictive “red” tier. Restaurants, churches and theaters will be allowed to reopen indoors at limited capacity, but schools will not be able to reopen until October 13th at the earliest. Tehama County has had 581 cases and 5 deaths. Trinity County has had 16 cases. Glenn County has had 596 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 103 cases in the community, in addition to 636 in the prison population. There have been 166 in Siskiyou County and 501 in Humboldt County with 7 deaths. Modoc County has now reported 27 cases.