New cases of COVID-19 continue to drop locally, but people are still dying. Another 2 Shasta County residents have died to bring the total to 194. The latest fatalities were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. No new cases were reported from Sunday and 21 were reported from Monday, along with 335 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 11,158. An estimated 106 people have the virus right now, 8 of them hospitalized and 2 in intensive care. Shasta County’s daily case rate has dropped from 5.9 to 5 per 100,000 residents.
Tehama County has reported 5,180 cases and 53 deaths.
There have been 378 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,837 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 14 deaths.
Butte County has reported 171 deaths among their 10,937 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,034 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,597 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,383 cases and 34 deaths.
Modoc County has had 464 cases and 4 deaths.
More than 22 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed across the U.S. in the next week.
Many more people are eligible to receive a vaccine, and several first dose and second dose vaccination clinics are set for the next few weeks. Information is available at shastaready.org under “Vaccinations”.
Public health experts are urging continued mask-wearing and refraining from nonessential travel as the coronavirus continues to infect more than 55,000 Americans each day, and more than 1,300 Americans die of coronavirus every day.
Anyone feeling overwhelmed by stress or grief can join an online mind-body skills group and connect with others to learn practical healthy skills to deal with life’s challenges at shastaselfcare.org.
Walk-in testing is available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at shastaready.org.