The state was able to fix the technical issue that’s affecting their database, but the following COVID-19 numbers are likely an undercount. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting Coronavirus test information was fixed on Friday, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated. Ghaly says up to 300,000 records might have been backlogged – but not all of them are Coronavirus cases and some may be duplicates. Public health has not released any new numbers since Friday, and the weekend numbers will be released sometime Monday afternoon.
Shasta County reported a 10th death on Friday. The patient was a man in his 70’s. 7 new cases were reported for a total of 418. The new patients range in age from their 20’s to their 50’s, with 3 of them showing symptoms. There are 45 active cases. 6 people are hospitalized, 1 of them in intensive care. 305 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. Shasta County’s testing capacity has increased in recent weeks. The state testing site can now test up to 154 people per weekday, up from a maximum of 132 per day, adding 110 tests per week. Shasta Community Health Center’s mobile testing has increased from 60 to 80 available tests per week through the mobile testing site.
Butte County continues to surge with another 35 cases reported Friday for a total of 1095, with 8 deaths. Tehama County has had a total of 276 with one death. There have been 5 in Trinity County. Glenn County has had 360 cases and reported a 3rd death last Wednesday. Lassen County has had 66 cases in the community, in addition to 567 in the prison population. There have been 93 in Siskiyou County and 282 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Modoc County has had 5 cases.