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3:30PM Friday: Shasta County Tops 2,000 COVID-19 Cases

Another 47 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a single day in Shasta County, for a total of 2,046. The new cases include 4 teens and 2 children under 13. There have been 31 fatalities. There are 111 active cases, 13 of them hospitalized and 4 in intensive care. 300 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

Trinity County Public Health is reporting possible public exposure to Coronavirus for anyone who visited any Weaverville bars or restaurants on the 13th or 14th of October. There have been 28 cases confirmed in Trinity County.

Butte County has had 3,144 cases and now 53 deaths. Tehama County has had 921 cases and 9 deaths. Glenn County has had 685 cases and 3 deaths, and they’ve improved to the red tier. There have been 221 cases in Siskiyou County and 558 in Humboldt County with 9 deaths. Modoc County has had a recent surge to 48 cases.

Shasta County Public Health says that people with comorbidities are more likely to suffer serious complications if they contract COVID-19. In Shasta County 36.7% of residents have Hypertension, 33.1% of people are obese, and 15.5% have Diabetes.

Since June 1st, over 85% of the people who tested positive for Coronavirus have shown symptoms, most commonly fever, headache, cough and muscle aches. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 in Shasta County have an average stay of around 14 days.

Door-to-door trick or treating is not recommended this year, but if it is done, parents are urged to use common sense. Whether handing out candy or collecting candy, everyone should be screened at the beginning of the evening for fever and other symptoms. Most costumes don’t protect against airborne droplets, so a cloth mask should be worn in addition to anything else.

Widespread testing is a vital component in keeping the county out of the purple tier. There have been 62,421 negative tests in Shasta County. There are several free options to get tested, which can be found by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”.