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Shasta County Reports 1 COVID Death As Nearly 700 Are Reported Statewide

Another Shasta County residents has died of COVID-19. He was a man over the age of 89. The death toll for the county is 123. An additional 139 cases have been confirmed and a weekly review makes the total 9,750 so far. An estimated 500 people have the virus right now, 52 are hospitalized and 7 are in intensive care. The regional ICU capacity is 30.5%.

Tehama County has reported 4,332 cases and 44 deaths.
There have been 304 cases and 4 deaths in Trinity County.
1,457 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 128 deaths among their 9,415 cases.
Lassen County has had 14 deaths among their 1,781 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,414 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 1,948 cases and 20 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,427 cases and 25 deaths.
Modoc County has had 385 cases and 3 deaths.

Shasta County residents over age 70 represent about 11% of Coronavirus cases, but more then 50% of hospitalizations and around 80% of deaths. That’s why older people are at the head of the line to be vaccinated. Supplies are still very limited and as more clinics are scheduled they’ll be posted to shastaready.org.

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 appointment information at shastaready.org.

California has reported its second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths but also a dip in hospitalizations below 20,000 for the first time since Dec. 27. The total of 694 new deaths reported Wednesday is second to the record 708 reported on Jan. 8. State Department of Public Health data also show hospitalizations dropped to 19,979. California officials are pinning their hopes on President Joe Biden as they struggle to obtain Coronavirus vaccines to curb a Coronavirus surge that has packed hospitals and morgues. Doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been arriving haphazardly as they make their way from the federal government to counties, cities and hospitals.

The U.S. death toll from the Coronavirus has surpassed 405,000 exactly a year after health officials diagnosed the nation’s first case of the virus. The Coronavirus has killed as many Americans who are lost annually to strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia combined.