Shasta County Coronavirus cases continue to rise substantially. Another 33 cases were reported Thursday for a total of 927. 20 people have died of the virus. 30 of the new cases showed symptoms, further stressing the importance of staying home when sick. The recent surge in cases may move the county out of the orange and into the more restrictive “red” category range, which would reduce the freedom to do business and gather in public places. Because of a 7 day lag in the data, Shasta County will remain in the orange category for a least another week. There are 102 active cases. 11 people are hospitalized, with one of them in intensive care. 286 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.
There have been 48,122 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”.
45 Butte County residents have died of COVID-19 among their 2,824 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 595 cases and 5 deaths. Trinity County has had 16 cases. Glenn County has had 597 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 509 in Humboldt County with 8 deaths. Modoc County has now reported 27 cases.