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Covid Patients In Hospitals Reach New High

Hospitalizations for Covid in Shasta County have reached a new high, with 84 Covid patients in the hospital and 20 of them in the ICU. Another 290 cases were confirmed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The case rate has shot up to 33.6 per 100,000. 4 people have died of Covid in the past week. 134 children under age 12 have tested positive in the last 30 days. Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine has received full FDA approval, but no vaccine has been approved for children under 12. A free walk-in vaccine clinic is open at the Redding Senior Center on Benton Drive each Friday through Sunday from 10 to 7, with other options available at MyTurn.ca.gov Shasta County Public Health says anyone who tests positive, has symptoms or has been exposed to someone with the virus should not go to an emergency room or other medical facility and risk infecting others, but should follow the isolation and quarantine instructions at shastaready.org