Global coronavirus deaths have reached 2 million. California is now averaging 525 coronavirus deaths per day.
Six more coronavirus deaths have been reported in Shasta County. There have been a total of 117 Shasta County residents killed by the virus, with 44 of them since the start of the year. The latest were a man in his 30s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 80s and three men in their 80s. Another 144 cases have been confirmed for a total of 9,594 so far. An estimated 683 people have the virus right now, 55 of them hospitalized and 5 of them in intensive care. The regional ICU capacity has not yet been updated by the state, and due to the MLK Day holiday, the County will not release new data until Tuesday.
Tehama County has reported 3,971 cases and 42 deaths.
There have been 302 cases and 4 deaths in Trinity County.
1,408 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Lassen County has had 11 deaths among their 1,693 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,401 cases in prison.
Butte County has reported 121 deaths among their 9,091 cases.
Glenn County has had 2.177 cases and 19 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,263 cases and 24 deaths.
Modoc County has had 379 cases and now 3 deaths.
Shasta County is getting vaccine to seniors as soon as possible. The shots will be available to those 75 and older starting Tuesday the 19th and to those 65 and older starting February first. Details on distribution are still being finalized as there is still more demand than supply. Anyone can be alerted when they become eligible and how to get it by going to shastaready.org and selecting “Tell me when it’s my turn”.
Local healthcare leaders are pleading with the public to slow the spread through the proven practices of staying home and away from other people as much as possible and wearing face coverings when going out.
A new state law requires employers to notify workers about possible exposure to COVID-19 and to report outbreaks to the Health Department within 48 hours. 3 or more cases in a 14 day period is considered an outbreak.
COVID testing is free and convenient, with different options available. Visit shastaready.org