Shasta County reported 27 more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday for a total of 894. 20 people have died from COVID-19. The recent surge in cases may move the county into the more restrictive “Red” category range, which would put more restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. Shasta County’s case rate has increased from 2.2 to 6.5 daily cases per 100,000 people. The positivity rate 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. Because of the 7 day lag, Shasta County will remain in the “Orange” category for a least another week. There are 94 active cases. 8 people are hospitalized, with one of them in intensive care. 287 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.
There have been 46,975 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 a 45th death on Friday among their 2,809 cases. Butte County has moved out of the most restrictive purple tier and into the “Red” tier, so many businesses may reopen indoors at limited capacity. Tehama County has had 584 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 638 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.