Several North State counties have reported major spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases Monday. Shasta County has had 36 new cases in a week, including 12 from the same large family gathering. There were 5 new cases Monday, for a total of 86. the latest are a teenage boy, a man in his 30’s, a woman in her 30’s and two women in their 50’s. All of them are showing symptoms. 4 Shasta County residents have died. 25 people are in isolation, two of them hospitalized. 45 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. The sudden surge has pushed Shasta County into a high risk level 3 alert.
Tehama County reported 18 new cases Monday for a total of 52. Butte County reported 17 new cases on Monday and 8 cases on Tuesday for a total of 119. 23 more have been reported in Glenn County for a total of 65. Trinity County has had 2. Humboldt County has had 110, with four deaths. There have been 23 in Siskiyou County, 48 in Del Norte County, and 11 in Lassen County. There are still none reported in Modoc County.
It’s up to everyone to take responsibility for protecting our most vulnerable neighbors and loved ones by slowing the spread of the virus through the only proven methods, which are social distancing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds and restricting travel.
Anyone can get tested for free, whether showing symptoms or not, at a covid testing station at Shasta College or Red Bluff Community Center or Corning High School. If insurance doesn’t cover the cost, the state will. appointments must be made at lhi.care/covidtesting. Mobile testing is available in Burney and Fall River, with appointments at 225-5591. Shasta County has reported 9,983 negative test results.