Another three Shasta County residents have died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 153. The latest were a man in his 50’s, a man in his 60’s and a woman in her 70’s. An additional 68 cases have been reported, as well as 443 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 10,524. An estimated 300 people have the virus right now, 18 of them hospitalized and one in intensive care.
Trinity County is moving to the less restrictive orange tier, easing restrictions on a number of businesses. Trinity is one of only 3 counties statewide in the orange tier.
Tehama County has reported 4,781 cases and 47 deaths.
There have been 308 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,580 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 145 deaths among their 10,173 cases.
Lassen County has had 15 deaths among their 1,953 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,468 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 2,045 cases and 23 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,849 cases and 31 deaths.
Modoc County has had 421 cases and 4 deaths.
Any Shasta County resident who has gotten the first dose of vaccine should check shastaready.org for instructions on getting the next shot. The county is still vaccinating only healthcare workers and people aged 75 and older. Anyone who wants to be in line for the shot should go to shastaready.org and click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn” or call 245-7890. Public health will then call to make an appointment when the vaccine becomes available.
Redding Rancheria has its own supply of vaccine, and so far they’ve vaccinated more than 400 Native Americans. The tribe has opened their vaccine program to all patients 18 and over at the Tribal Health Center.
Shasta County’s adjusted case rate has improved from 36.5 to 25 daily cases per 100,000 residents. It would be lower with more widespread testing. If this and some other metrics remain low for two weeks, Shasta County may move back into the red tier.
Testing is free and convenient, with appointment information at shastaready.org