New Coronavirus cases seem to be slowing down in Shasta County. Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 14 new cases were reported, for a total of 545. The new patients range in age from 3 teenagers to three people in their 60’s. Eleven of them had symptoms. There are currently 6 people hospitalized, with 3 in intensive care. There are 36 active cases and 175 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. 11 Shasta County residents have died from COVID-19. Public health says most Covid patients have been between the ages of 18 and 40.
Butte County reported 109 new cases over the weekend for a total of 1,664 and another death for a total of 18. Trinity County has added a pair of cases to total 10. Tehama County has been added to the state watch list after 364 cases and one death. Glenn County has had 433 cases with 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 78 cases in the community, in addition to 626 in the prison population. There have been 123 in Siskiyou County and 342 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Modoc County has had 5 cases and all have recovered.
There have been well over 30,000 negative tests in Shasta County. Testing capacity has increased significantly, with results available much more quickly. Anyone can get tested for free, whether showing symptoms or not. The best option for testing can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.
Shasta County Public Health says COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, after Heart Disease and cancer.
COVID-19 spreads through airborne droplets when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. Someone who doesn’t know they have it can easily share the virus with others. That’s why wearing a face covering while around other people is the most effective way to avoid the spread.