A Shasta County woman in her 80’s has died of Covid. She was the only fatality reported over a 5 day period, from Thursday through Monday. The total number of Covid deaths is 171. Another 92 cases were confirmed from that same period, as well as 2,565 negative tests. An estimated 156 people have the virus right now, 14 of them hospitalized and 2 in intensive care.
These numbers represent a dramatic improvement, as the adjusted case rate has dropped from 23 to 14.8 daily cases per 100,000 residents. It would be even lower with more testing volume. The positivity rate has dropped from 5.5% to 3.9%. If this improvement continues, the county could move into a less restrictive tier in two weeks. However, a failure to wear masks and maintain physical distancing could reverse this trend.
Tehama County has reported 4,930 cases and 51 deaths.
There have been 336 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,683 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 153 deaths among their 10,552 cases.
Lassen County has had 17 deaths among their 2,003 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,543 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,025 cases and 32 deaths.
Modoc County has had 446 cases and 4 deaths.
Anyone who received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on or before January 26th can get the second dose this Saturday at Shasta College between 10AM and 4PM. It’s a first-come first-served walk-up clinic and essential paperwork can be found at shastaready.org under “Vaccinations”.
Those who have not had a first dose of vaccine can go to shastaready.org and click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn” to fill out a form and await contact.
Walk-in testing is available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at shastaready.org.
A substantial number of California counties could see fewer restrictions on business operations starting next week as Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to fall. The federal government is increasing Coronavirus vaccine supplies sent to states to 13.5 million doses per week.