The deadly days of COVID continue for Shasta County, with 20 fatalities in three days last week, for a total of 99 so far. The latest 4 reported Friday were all woman in their 50s, 70s, 80s, and over age 89. Another 176 cases have been confirmed, for a total so far of 8,917. An estimated 651 people have the virus right now, 48 of them hospitalized and 5 of them in intensive care. The regional ICU capacity is 27.5%. A level of 15% would trigger the stay at home order already imposed on most of the state.
Tehama County has reported 3,752 cases and 41 deaths.
There have been 292 cases and 4 deaths in Trinity County.
1,311 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 12 deaths.
Lassen County has had 9 deaths among their 1,594 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,353 cases in prison.
Butte County has reported 111 deaths among their 8,359 cases.
Glenn County has had 1,954 cases and 18 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 1,998 cases and 23 deaths.
Modoc County has had 364 cases and now 3 deaths.
California is closing in on 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic as hospitals scramble to find beds for severely ill patients during a continuing spike in COVID-19 case numbers. The state reported 468 deaths Sunday, a day after setting a record one-day total of 695. California’s death toll since the start of the virus outbreak rose to 29,701. A surge of cases following Halloween and Thanksgiving produced record hospitalizations, and now the most seriously ill of those patients are dying in unprecedented numbers. Hospitals warn they may need to ration care as intensive care beds dwindle.