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Shasta County Moves Into Red Tier, 41 New Positive Cases Reported

The number of Shasta County residents killed by Covid remains at 172. Another 41 cases have been confirmed from Sunday and Monday, as well as 572 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 10,950. An estimated 140 people have the virus right now, 21 of them hospitalized and 3 in intensive care.

The state has eased some restrictions in Shasta County as a result of a downturn in Coronavirus numbers. The county has moved from the purple to the red tier, meaning restaurants can serve people indoors at 25% capacity, retail stores can allow 50% capacity and gyms can open with 10% capacity. Shasta County has been in the most restrictive category since October. Also, the county’s case rate is down to 10 daily cases per 100,000 residents. That means high or moderate contact sports can resume.

Tehama County has reported 5,068 cases and 52 deaths.
There have been 352 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,720 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 158 deaths among their 10,675 cases.
Lassen County has had 17 deaths among their 2,021 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,573 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,136 cases and 33 deaths.
Modoc County has had 450 cases and 4 deaths.

Production and delivery of vaccines are increasing substantially this week, according to pharmaceutical companies and the federal government.

A second dose Moderna vaccine clinic is set for this Saturday at Shasta Lake Community Center for those who got the first shot on or before January 30th. Information is at shastaready.org.

Anyone who has 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.

Public health will answer any questions from the public during a virtual town hall on the Shasta County HHS Facebook Page on Wednesday from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Questions should be e-mailed to covid19@co.shasta.ca.us.

Anyone feeling stressed can get emotional support and coping tips from 833-316-HOPE.

Walk-in testing is available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at shastaready.org.