The number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus passed 100 cases over the weekend. Public health reported 4 additional cases Sunday and 4 cases on Saturday for a total of 105. The latest are a man in his 40’s, a woman in her 70’s and a man in his 80’s. All 3 were showing symptoms and are all currently hospitalized. The total number of hospitalizations has increased to 7. The number of people in quarantine has increased dramatically over the past week. Last Sunday, there were 4 people in quarantine in Shasta County. As of Sunday there were 149 people in quarantine and 16 people in isolation. On Friday, a person who works for the Shasta County Superior Court tested positive for the Coronavirus. Court Executive Officer Melissa Fowler-Bradley said the employee worked “behind the scenes” and not in a courtroom. She said the employee did not have interactions at the front counter helping the public or with jurors. However, she did say the unidentified employee would have been in hallways shared with the public. Fowler-Bradley said the employee did not have any symptoms while at work, but showed them after staying home because a family member tested positive. Public health says the majority of the new cases in Shasta County have been due to close contact with someone who tested positive.
Tehama County has reported 62 cases. Butte County reported 10 new cases on Friday for a total 143, with 2 deaths. Glenn County has shot up to 87. Trinity County has had 2, plus another patient who had been visiting from Humboldt County. There have been 127 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. There have been 26 in Siskiyou County, 49 in Del Norte County, and 15 in Lassen County. There are still none reported in Modoc County.
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 11,695 negative test results.