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3:30PM Tuesday: Shasta County Reports Nearly 100 New COVID-19 Cases

Shasta County set a new single day record for cases of COVID-19 with nearly 100 cases reported on Tuesday. Shasta County reported 95 new cases Tuesday along with another death. 25 people have died from Coronavirus among the county’s 1597 cases. The latest person to die from the virus was a man in his 70’s. The new cases range in age from 2 children under 13 to 2 people in their 80s. There are currently 180 active cases with 4 of them hospitalized. 380 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

While most of the state sees a downward trend in Covid numbers, the infection rate has skyrocketed for Shasta County since the start of September, with a 2 week test positivity rate of 11.5% compared to the state average of negative point 2%. No other county approaches the dramatic surge seen in Shasta County. By September 1st, the county had confirmed 572 cases. Since then, in less than 6 weeks, nearly a thousand more cases have been added to the total.

There have been 53,928 negative tests in Shasta County. There are several free options to get tested, which can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.

48 Butte County residents have died of Covid, among 2,994 cases. Tehama County has had 693 cases and now 8 deaths. 21 cases have been confirmed in Trinity County. Glenn County has had 635 cases and 3 deaths. Lassen County has had 113 cases in the community, in addition to 637 in the prison population. Lassen County reported it’s 1st COVID-19 death over the weekend. There have been 179 in Siskiyou County with one death and 528 in Humboldt County with 8 deaths. Modoc County has now reported 28 cases.