COVID-19 continues to claim lives. Another 5 Shasta County residents were confirmed in the past week to have been killed by Covid, ranging in age from their 60s to over 89. The transmission case rate has edged up to the substantial range, at 73 per 100,000. 7 Covid patients are hospitalized, 1 in intensive care. Every home in the U.S. can order free Covid tests at covidtests.gov.