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Shasta Remains In Red Tier As Vaccine Eligibility Expands To Some Children

Shasta County’s covid death toll remains at 226. Another 39 cases have been confirmed from Friday and Saturday, as well as 1,306 negative tests. There have been 12,110 cases so far. An estimated 196 people have the virus right now, 9 people are hospitalized and 4 are in intensive care.

 

California law still requires employers to ensure that workers wear masks while indoors.

 

Vaccines are plentiful, and public health says serious side affects from any of the vaccines are extremely rare. They’re about 90% effective and no vaccinated person in Shasta County has died from COVID-19. Shasta County still has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the state. Vaccine is free of charge and any Shasta County resident 16 and older is eligible. The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Information on getting tested or vaccinated is at shastaready.org or by calling 245-7890.

 

Tehama County has reported 5,572 cases and 59 deaths.
There have been 400 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
2,205 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 23 deaths.
Butte County has reported 182 deaths among their 11,782 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,108 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,593 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 3,980 cases and 40 deaths.
Modoc County has had 498 cases and 4 deaths.