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Wednesday Update: Boy Under 13 Tests Positive For COVID-19

Several North State counties continue to experience spikes in their COVID-19 cases. Shasta County has reported another 2 cases for a total of 88. One of the new cases is a boy under age 13 who was one of at least three people who contracted the virus after attending a graduation party. The other new case is a man in his 50’s, who is hospitalized with symptoms. 4 Shasta County residents have died. 26 people are in isolation, 3 of them hospitalized. 61 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. The sudden surge in the past week has pushed Shasta County into a high risk level 3 alert.

Tehama County reported 18 new cases Monday for a total of 53. Butte County reported 17 new cases on Monday, 8 on Tuesday, and 8 on Wednesday for a total of 127. Glenn County has risen to 66. Trinity County has had 2. Humboldt County has had 112, with four deaths. There have been 25 in Siskiyou County, 49 in Del Norte County, and 15 in Lassen County. There are still none reported in Modoc County.

It’s up to everyone to take responsibility for protecting our most vulnerable neighbors and loved ones by slowing the spread of the virus through the only proven methods, which are social distancing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds and restricting travel.

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 10,203 negative test results.