5 COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Shasta County Tuesday

After several days with no new coronavirus deaths, an additional five Shasta County fatalities have been reported, bringing the total to 179. The latest to die were a man and a woman in their 70’s, two women in their 80’s and a woman over age 89. There were zero new cases reported Sunday and 28 Monday, as well as 266 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 11,045. An estimated 117 people have the virus right now, 21 of them hospitalized and 3 in intensive care. Shasta County is in the red tier, with an adjusted daily case rate of 10 per 100,000 residents.

Tehama County has reported 5,104 cases and 52 deaths.
There have been 372 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,779 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 14 deaths.
Butte County has reported 167 deaths among their 10,796 cases.
Lassen County has had 17 deaths among their 2,027 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,574 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,219 cases and 33 deaths.
Modoc County has had 459 cases and 4 deaths.

Public health will answer any questions from the public during a virtual town hall on the Shasta County HHS Facebook page Wednesday from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Questions should be e-mailed to covid19@co.shasta.ca.us.

Vaccination clinics are scheduled for those who need a second dose of either the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccine. Details are at shastaready.org.

Anyone who has not had a first dose of vaccine can go to shastaready.org and click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn” to fill out a form and await contact.

Public health says it’s very important that people continue to get tested regularly, but testing volume is way down in recent weeks. Walk-in testing is available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at shastaready.org.

U.S. cases have plunged more than 70% over the past two months from an average of nearly 250,000 new infections a day, while average deaths per day have plummeted about 40% since mid-January. But the two curves have leveled off abruptly in the past several days and have even risen slightly.