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Shasta Remain In Red Tier As COVID Case Rate Increases

Another Shasta County man in his 70s has been killed by coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 219. Another 25 cases have been reported from Sunday and Monday, as well as 189 negative tests. There have been 11,747 cases so far. An estimated 146 people have the virus right now, 9 people are hospitalized and 4 are in intensive care.


Hopes have been dashed for Shasta County’s move from the red to the orange tier after an increase in the adjusted case rate from 5.8 to 6.8 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The rate needs to be below 6 for 2 weeks in a row to improve to the orange tier.


Shasta is one of seven counties in California selected by the California Department of Public Health and Stanford University to participate in a study about COVID-19 antibodies. It involves an anonymous survey and an antibody test that will be sent to 45,000 households in the state. Details are at


Walk-in testing is free, easy and available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at


Tehama County has reported 5,453 cases and 56 deaths.
There have been 398 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,965 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 21 deaths.
Butte County has reported 181 deaths among their 11,424 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,086 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,593 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,631 cases and 38 deaths.
Modoc County has had 490 cases and 4 deaths.