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Public Health Warns Of Summertime Spike In Local COVID-19 Cases

Shasta County Public Health says this area shows a classic example of the three criteria that could lead to a local summertime spike in Coronavirus cases. One is lower vaccination rates. Only 42.1% of eligible people have had at least one dose, compared to 60.8% statewide. Another factor is high temperatures because the heat forces people indoors where the virus spreads much more easily. The third factor is low adherence to precautions among the unvaccinated.

 

Shasta County has lost 228 people to Coronavirus. There were another 41 confirmed cases and 820 negative tests from Friday and Saturday, for a total so far of 12,360 cases. An estimated 161 people have the virus right now, 14 are hospitalized and 2 are in intensive care.

 

Vaccine is now available in Shasta County for children as young as 12, with parental consent. Pfizer vaccine clinics are being held at the Redding Senior Center on Benton Drive Friday’s through Tuesdays from 10AM to 7PM, closed for lunch from 2PM to 3PM. Walk-ins will be welcome or appointments can be made at myturn.ca.gov . Vaccines are free of charge for everyone. No vaccinated person in Shasta County has died from COVID-19, or from the vaccine.

 

Tehama County has reported 5,648 cases and 59 deaths.
There have been 410 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
2,327 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 29 deaths.
Butte County has reported 187 deaths among their 11,968 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,132 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,594 cases in prison.
Humboldt County has had 4,248 cases and 43 deaths.
Modoc County has had 510 cases and 4 deaths.

 

The ride hailing companies Uber and Lyft have started providing free transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites in the United States. President Joe Biden has set a goal of delivering at least one dose of vaccine to 70% of adult Americans by Independence Day and fully vaccinating at least 160 million by then.