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2PM Thursday: Additional 7 New Cases In Shasta County

Shasta County reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday for a total of 411. The new patients range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, with 6 of them showing symptoms. 9 Shasta County residents have died of the virus. There are 46 active cases. 7 people are hospitalized, 3 of them in intensive care. 311 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

Butte County continues to surge with another 31 cases reported Wednesday for a total of 1060, with 8 deaths. Tehama County has had a total of 271 with one death. There have been 5 in Trinity County. Glenn County has had 352 cases and reported a 3rd death on Wednesday. Lassen County has had 65 cases in the community, in addition to 567 in the prison population. There have been 90 in Siskiyou County and 245 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Modoc County has had 4 cases.

Shasta County is not on the Governor’s watch list, but public health says the only way to prevent further restrictions is by following the guidelines of face covering, social distancing, avoiding groups, restricting travel and staying home when sick. Noting that a number of businesses, particularly restaurants, have not been complying with state mandates, the county is now threatening to revoke county-issued permits and take court action against some businesses. State agencies, such as Alcoholic Beverage Control, have already been taking action. The STAR Program is offered as a way for businesses to signal to their customers that they take Coronavirus safety seriously. Information is at shastastarprogram.org and shastaready.org.