Two more Covid deaths were reported for Shasta County on Friday. They were a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 70s. The Omicron Variant is spreading quickly, with an additional 322 new cases reported Friday, which follows Thursday’s single day record of 475. At least 1,494 Shasta County residents are known to have the virus, though that number is believed to be far higher. There are 78 patients hospitalized with Covid and 13 in the ICU. Every home in the country can get four free test kits mailed to them by simply visiting covidtests.gov. vaccinations are available for free at many locations. A lot of information can be found at shastaready.org.