New cases of COVID-19 in Shasta County continue to rise after a brief dip in the daily numbers last week, and the county is reporting 2 additional deaths. Public health says that a man in his 80’s and a woman in her 70’s died from the virus. 9 new cases were reported Thursday for a total of 661 with 14 deaths. The new cases range in age from a girl under 13 to men in their 40’s. 8 of the 9 had symptoms. There are 31 active cases, and 2 patients are currently hospitalized. 134 people are currently quarantined due to possible exposure.
There have been 41,333 negative tests in Shasta County. Anyone can get tested for free, and testing volume is one of the factors the state uses to determine how open a county can be. The best option can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.
Butte County has reported additional deaths for a total of 33. The county has reported 2,655 cases. Tehama County, which has moved out of the state’s most restrictive category and back into the red, has had 480 cases and reported an additional death on Wednesday for a total of 4. Trinity County has had 15 cases. Glenn County has had 547 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 93 cases in the community, in addition to 637 in the prison population. There have been 156 in Siskiyou County and 479 in Humboldt County with now 6 deaths. Modoc County has now reported 23 cases.
Shasta County remains at the moderate “orange” level with 1.4 cases per 100,000 residents. At this level, businesses can operate with these modifications: 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.