After a day with no new COVID-19 cases, Shasta County has had 7 new cases reported Wednesday in a single day, bringing the total to 58. They include a man in his 50’s, who’s hospitalized, a woman in her 40’s, a man in his 30’s, a woman in her 30’s, two men in their 20’s and a teenage boy. 4 Shasta County residents have died. 9 people are in isolation. 39 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. Butte County has surged to 90 cases. Tehama County has had a total of 28, with one fatality. Trinity County has had 2. Humboldt County has had 107, with two deaths. There have now been 20 in Siskiyou County, 48 in Del Norte County, 34 in Glenn County and 9 in Lassen County. There are still none reported in Modoc County, where they held their first testing clinic last Thursday. Health and Human Services has created a dashboard at shastaready.org to show the county’s currentCOVID-19 status, with alert levels and indicators of how effective community efforts have been in controlling the virus.
Anyone can get tested for free, whether showing symptoms or not, at a covid testing station at Shasta College or Red Bluff Community Center or Corning High School. If insurance doesn’t cover the cost, the state will. Appointments must be made at lhi.care/covidtesting. Mobile testing is available in Burney and Fall River, with appointments at 225-5591. Shasta County has reported 7,732 negative test results. Most businesses are approved for reopening if they have a plan to do it safely, including personal care services, movie theaters, sports with no spectators, retail, restaurants, bars and religious services. A lot of guidance for businesses to reopen safely is available at shastaready.org.