Shasta County COVID-19 cases continue ramping up. Another 105 new cases were reported Friday. There are 465 known active cases in Shasta County, 45 are hospitalized, and 12 are in the ICU. Nearly 500 Shasta County residents have died of the virus. The state has extended to the middle of February a requirement that everyone- regardless of vaccination status- wear a mask in indoor public spaces and workplaces. Information on free testing or vaccination options can be found at shastaready.org.