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Monday 4/19/2021 10:50AM

Another Shasta County coronavirus death brings the total to 217. The latest to die was a man in his 60s. An additional 26 cases have been reported, as well as 999 negative tests. There have been 11,677 cases so far. An estimated 136 people have the virus right now, 6 people are hospitalized and no one is in intensive care.

An uncommon variant of coronavirus that originated in South Africa has shown up in 6 patients in Shasta County. It’s the fourth variant found in the county, and all of them are more contagious than the original COVID-19. Vaccine is still showing to be effective in protecting against the variants. Vaccine is free of charge and any Shasta County resident 16 and older is eligible. Appointments can be made through or other options at

Walk-in testing is free, easy and available at many locations listed under “Get Tested” at

Tehama County has reported 5,430 cases and 56 deaths.
There have been 398 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,940 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 21 deaths.
Butte County has reported 181 deaths among their 11,357 cases.
Lassen County has had 22 deaths among their 2,076 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,593 cases in prison. Lassen County moved into the yellow tier last Tuesday.
Humboldt County has had 3,587 cases and 37 deaths.
Modoc County has had 490 cases and 4 deaths.