Several North State counties continue to experience spikes in their COVID-19 cases. Shasta County has reported another 4 Coronavirus cases for a total of 92. The latest include a woman in her 20’s, a woman in her 30’s, a man in his 30’s and a man in his 40’s. Three of them have symptoms, and were connected with other confirmed cases. Shasta County Public Health says some of the recent infections have resulted from out-of-town guests staying at the homes of local family members. 4 Shasta County residents have died. 22 people are in isolation, 3 of them hospitalized. 80 people are quarantined due to possible exposure. The recent surge in cases has pushed Shasta County into a high risk level 3 alert.
Tehama County has reported 59 cases. Butte County reported 8 additional cases Wednesday and on Thursday 6 cases were reported for a total of 133. Butte County also reported a 2nd death on Thursday.
Glenn County has risen to 74. Trinity County has had 2, plus another patient who had been visiting from Humboldt County. There have been 122 in Humboldt County. There have been 26 in Siskiyou County, 49 in Del Norte County, and 15 in Lassen County. There are still none reported in Modoc County. Although most people survive COVID-19, it’s very dangerous to the elderly and other medically vulnerable people. We can slow the spread of the virus by 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 10,643 negative test results. Governor Gavin Newsom says he could withhold up to $2.5 Billion in the upcoming state budget from local governments that fail to comply with mandates intended to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, including Newsom’s statewide order to wear masks.