9:30AM Wednesday: Trinity Moving Into Less Restrictive Orange Tier, 5 More Deaths In Shasta County

Shasta County has reported another 5 Covid deaths from Sunday and Monday, for a total of 150. The latest were two women in their 70’s, a man in his 70’s, a woman in her 80’s and a woman over age 89. Another 96 cases were reported from those two days, as well as 448 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 10,534. An estimated 312 people have the virus right now. 21 of them are hospitalized and, although only one is in intensive care, the regional ICU capacity has dropped from 47.9% to 24.4%.

Shasta County’s adjusted case rate has improved from 36.5 to 25 daily cases per 100,000 residents.

Trinity County is moving from the red tier to the less restrictive orange tier. The move lifts restrictions on a number of businesses. Trinity is one of only 3 counties statewide in the orange tier, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Tehama County has reported 4,781 cases and 47 deaths.
There have been 308 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,576 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 142 deaths among their 10,128 cases.
Lassen County has had 15 deaths among their 1,945 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,468 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 2,038 cases and 23 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,836 cases and 31 deaths.
Modoc County has had 419 cases and 4 deaths.

Redding Rancheria has its own supply of vaccine, and so far they’ve vaccinated more than 400 Native Americans. The tribe has opened their vaccine program to all patients 18 and over at the Tribal Health Center.

The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear. The government has distributed nearly 50 Million doses, of which about 32 Million have been administered.

Testing is free and convenient, with appointment information at shastaready.org.