Another 453 new Covid cases were reported over the weekend in Shasta County, as well as another death. There are 788 known cases in the community, 90 in the hospital and 23 in the ICU. Vaccination is highly effective, but public health officials say it’s essential the we increase vaccination coverage before new variants emerge. Anyone who’s been exposed or tested positive should follow the isolation instructions at shastaready.org. That’s also where information on testing and vaccinations can be found.