A man in his 60s has become Shasta County’s 226th COVID-19 death. Another 55 people have tested positive and 1,087 have tested negative. There have been 12,042 cases so far. An estimated 184 people have the virus right now, 10 people are hospitalized and 1 is in intensive care. The county remains stuck in the red tier with a daily case rate of 7.5 per 100,000 residents.
California law still requires employers to ensure that workers wear masks while indoors.
Public health says serious side affects from any of the vaccines are extremely rare. The vaccines are about 90% effective and no vaccinated person in Shasta County has died from COVID-19. Shasta County has a very low vaccination rate at 37%, compared to 61% statewide. Vaccine is free of charge and any Shasta County resident 16 and older is eligible. Information on getting tested or vaccinated is at shastaready.org or by calling 245-7890.
Tehama County has reported 5,553 cases and 58 deaths.
There have been 399 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
2,151 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 22 deaths.
Butte County has reported 182 deaths among their 11,700 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,103 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,593 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,903 cases and 39 deaths.
Modoc County has had 494 cases and 4 deaths.