10AM Tuesday: Shasta County Surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 Cases

After a streak of daily fatalities, no deaths by Covid were reported in Shasta County from Friday or Saturday. There were another 134 cases confirmed, as well as 2,021 negative tests. 129 people have died of the virus among a total of 10,054 cases so far. An estimated 402 people have the virus right now, 42 are hospitalized and 3 are in intensive care. The regional ICU capacity has improved to 47.9%.

Tehama County has reported 4,564 cases and 46 deaths.
There have been 306 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,499 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 136 deaths among their 9,656 cases.
Lassen County has had 14 deaths among their 1,836 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,433 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 1,984 cases and 22 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,624 cases and 27 deaths.
Modoc County has had 390 cases and 3 deaths.

Business owners hailed Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving Coronavirus conditions. But local health officials expressed concern that it could reverse the recent sharp drop in cases and hospitalizations. ICU capacity still sits at 0% in the vast Southern California region.

California’s governor is pledging a more seamless Coronavirus vaccination system that should make it easier for nearly 40 million residents to know when it’s their turn to get vaccinated and where to sign up. Governor Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state would move to an age-based eligibility system after vaccinating those now at the front of the line, including health care, agricultural workers, emergency personnel and seniors 65 and older.

Shasta County is currently vaccinating healthcare workers and people aged 75 and older. Supplies are still very limited. Those who wish to be vaccinated should go to shastaready.org and click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn”. Those who complete the online form will go on on a master list and will be contacted by public health to set up an appointment.