Shasta County employs dozens of people who work to trace the contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19, according to public health officials.
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Tehama County cases climb to 5
6 p.m., Monday, June 1
A woman in her 40s has become the fifth Tehama County resident to test positive for COVID-19, public health officials there said on Monday.
In a statement, the health services agency said it would not release any more information and cited patient confidentiality. This is the second active case in the county. Of the other three known infections, two people have recovered and one has died.
Shasta County, meanwhile, reported it had no new cases on Monday. The last two cases were confirmed on Saturday. It brought the total count to 39.
Public health is encouraging people to get tested even if they do not have symptoms. Tehama County residents can schedule appointments online at ttps://lhi.care/covidtesting. Officials also ask residents to follow the stay-home orders and to continue to keep physical distance, frequently wash their hands and stay home if sick.
Butte County reports first COVID-19 death, 7 new cases
1 p.m., Monday, June 1
Butte County announced Monday afternoon its first death due to COVID-19.
Public health officials said the person died in a hospital, was over 65 years old and had numerous underlying health conditions.
A previous investigation led health officials to believe the person got sick from a community-acquired infection. “No specific place or event was identified as the source of their infection,” the county said.
“I’m very sad to announce that we’ve lost one of our community members to this illness. This news hits us hard,” Butte County Public Health Director Danette York said. “This COVID-19 pandemic is a historic public health challenge. Our top priority continues to be protecting the health of our community.”
Butte County had 51 known cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. That is seven more than what the county last reported on Friday.
No new cases Sunday in Shasta County
7 a.m., Monday, June 1
No new cases of coronavirus were reported in Shasta County on Sunday.
There also were no patients hospitalized with the disease, but four people were in quarantine and 20 were in isolation, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
Humboldt County, hardest hit by coronavirus in far-Northern California, broke the 100 mark in cases Saturday afternoon. The county now has 101 cases.
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Siskiyou County and COVID-19
The county didn’t report any new positive tests over the weekend, leaving the local total at seven cases with 1,633 tests conducted.
There are 29 people, however, with test results pending.
Of the seven people infected, one is still considered to be an active case. There have been no deaths reported in Siskiyou related to the virus.
Other Northern California counties
In far Northern California, here’s where COVID-19 case totals stand:
- Butte County, 51
- Shasta County, 39
- Glenn County, 17
- Siskiyou County, 8
- Colusa County, 7
- Lassen County, 5
- Tehama County, 5
- Plumas County, 4
- Trinity County, 1
- Modoc County, no cases
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- Humboldt, 102
- Del Norte, 46
- Mendocino, 30
What COVID-19 looks like in California
Statewide, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 113,006 as of Sunday, the California Department of Health reported Monday afternoon.
At least 4,251 people in the state have died from the virus and 2,973 people were hospitalized with the disease. Another 1,285 people suspected to have the illness were in the hospital.
Here’s how California’s coronavirus cases break down by age:
- Age 0-17: 6,488
- Age 18-49: 59,144
- Age 50-64: 26,405
- Age 65+: 20,792
- Unknown/missing: 177
Health-care workers made up 10,083 of California’s confirmed cases, according to state health officials. Of that number, 60 have died.
U.S. and global case numbers
As of Monday afternoon, the number of known coronavirus cases in the U.S. was at 1.8 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
That number includes 104,702 people who have died as a result of the virus in the U.S.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases was about 6.2 million. Of that total, 374,247 people have died.
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