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6AM Wednesday: 3 More COVID-19 Deaths In Shasta County

After a 2 day pause in a streak of daily fatalities, three more Covid deaths were reported in Shasta County from Sunday and Monday, bringing the total to 132. The latest were two men in their 70’s and a man in his 80’s. Another 87 cases were confirmed, along with 453 negative tests. There have been 10,144 cases so far. An estimated 371 people have the virus right now, 43 are hospitalized and 4 are in intensive care. The regional ICU capacity is 47.9%.

Tehama County has reported 4,564 cases and 46 deaths.
There have been 306 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,504 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 136 deaths among their 9,775 cases.
Lassen County has had 14 deaths among their 1,836 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,433 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 1,984 cases and 22 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,652 cases and 27 deaths.
Modoc County has had 397 cases and 4 deaths.

California is revamping its delivery system mid-stride, centralizing what has been a hodgepodge of county systems and streamlining appointment sign-up, notification, and eligibility for its 40 million residents. The state’s health agency on Tuesday said third-party administrators would take over ordering and distributing vaccine doses with a new state secretary in charge of logistics.

For now, Shasta County is vaccinating healthcare workers and people aged 75 and older. Supplies are still very limited. Those who wish to be vaccinated should go to shastaready.org and click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn” or call 245-7890.

Shasta County’s adjusted case rate has dropped to 36.5 daily cases per 100,000 residents. More testing would bring the number down further. The threshold for the purple tier is 7.

Testing is free and convenient, with appointment information at shastaready.org.