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2:30PM Thursday: Shasta County Sees 5 New COVID-19 Cases

5 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Shasta County Thursday, for a total of 611, with 12 deaths. 2 people are hospitalized, with 1 in intensive care. There are 20 active cases, and 110 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

38,368 negative tests have been conducted. Anyone can get tested for free. Same day appointments are usually available, with results in 2 to 3 days. The best option can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.

Butte County’s Public Health Office is evacuated due to the threat of fire, so the last reported numbers are 2,463 cases and 28 deaths. Trinity County has had 14 cases. Tehama County is on the state watch list with 457 cases and one death. Glenn County has had 497 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 90 cases in the community, in addition to 637 in the prison population. There have been 150 in Siskiyou County and 397 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Modoc County has now reported 21 cases.

Shasta County Public Health says one of the primary ways of detecting COVID-19 early on is a fever, so it’s recommended that everyone have a thermometer in their household.

As long as Shasta County remains at the moderate “orange” level, the following business openings are permitted: Restaurants can have indoor dining at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. The same goes for churches and movie theaters. Gyms, fitness centers, indoor pools, cardrooms, wineries and entertainment centers like bowling alleys can allow 25% capacity. Bars and breweries that don’t serve food may only serve people outdoors.