Shasta County Reports 19 Covid Deaths In The Past Week

Another 6 deaths by Covid have been reported in Shasta County from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There have been 19 Covid deaths in the past week. There were also 197 new cases over the weekend, most of them under the age of 40. In the month of September 366 children under the age of 12 tested positive for Covid in Shasta County, and there were 242 in August. During August and September of last year, not a single child under age 12 tested positive. No vaccine is available for kids that young. There are 499 people known to be carrying the virus, 91 of them in the hospital and 23 in the ICU. Nearly all patients who die or get very ill are unvaccinated. A third dose is recommended for immunocompromised people. Information on testing and vaccinations can be found at