After a two day break in Shasta County Covid fatalities, three more have been reported from Sunday and Monday, for a total of 164. The latest were all men in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Another 53 cases were confirmed, as well as 1,839 negative tests. The total number of cases so far is 10,753. An estimated 238 people have the virus right now, 22 of them hospitalized and 5 in intensive care.
Tehama County has reported 4,883 cases and 48 deaths.
There have been 316 cases and 5 deaths in Trinity County.
1,636 have been reported in Siskiyou County with 13 deaths.
Butte County has reported 148 deaths among their 10,376 cases.
Lassen County has had 17 deaths among their 1,992 cases in the community and 2 deaths among the 3,500 cases in prison.
Glenn County has had 2,089 cases and 23 deaths.
Humboldt County has had 2,960 cases and 32 deaths.
Modoc County has had 437 cases and 4 deaths.
The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second doses. The need to give each person two doses a few weeks apart vastly complicates the country’s biggest-ever vaccination campaign.
The county adjusted case rate has dropped from 25 to 23 daily cases per 100,000 residents. The unadjusted case rate was 20.2, but it was bumped up because of the county’s low per capita testing volume. The positivity rate increased from 4.9% to 5.5%.
Shasta County residents who got the first dose of vaccine January 16th can get the next shot at a mass clinic at the fairgrounds in Anderson this Saturday (2/13). Check specific times at shastaready.org . That’s also where anyone can click on “Tell Me When It’s My Turn”. Public health will then call to make an appointment when the vaccine becomes available.
Walk-ins are being accepted at the three state Covid testing sites.The sites at Breslauer Way and the Senior Center on Benton Drive are open Tuesday through Saturday and the site at Shasta College is open Monday through Friday. Hours are 7AM to 630PM. More details are at shastaready.org.
Evidence is also mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect a person against getting infected again with some of the new variants emerging around the world.