Shasta County information one other COVID-19 dying together with 18 new circumstances

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Shasta County records another COVID-19 death along with 18 new cases

Shasta County Public Health officials on Friday reported another death in Shasta County due to COVID-19, bringing the county’s virus death toll to 17.

This is the 13th death in three months for Shasta County. The man who died was in his 80s.

The county also reported 18 new coronavirus cases on sday. Seventeen had symptoms and none are hospitalized. The new patients are:

  • Four teenage girls and one teenage boy
  • One woman and two men in their 20s
  • One woman and one man in their 30s
  • Two women and one man in their 40s
  • One woman and two men in their 50s
  • One woman and one man in their 60s

“Unfortunately, our numbers have been higher than usual this week. If you work around vulnerable people or live in close quarters with others, please be mindful of COVID prevention measures at all times,” health officials said in their news release. “This is a very contagious disease and when you live or work in close proximity to others, you can easily spread it if you have it, and we often don’t know we have it right away.”

More than 80% of this week’s cases are in people who show symptoms.

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Friday’s report brings the total number of confirmed cases in Shasta County to 777. Six patients are hospitalized with two in intensive care, 59 are in isolation and 196 are in quarantine.

Meanwhile, a coronavirus outbreak reported this week at a skilled nursing facility is primarily coming from its own health care workers, Shasta County Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom said Wednesday. 

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A California Department of Public Health database shows Windsor Redding Care Center has reported 36 infections among its residents and 18 among health care workers. 

Ramstrom told the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that 34 residents and eight employees had tested positive at a local facility since since Aug. 27. 

At least one of Windsor Redding Care Center’s residents has died in the outbreak, according to the CDPH database.

The number of deaths related to the virus is now 13 since July. Four other residents died in March and April, the early months of the pandemic.

Among Shasta County’s dead are six women and 11 men.

Since March, here’s how those deaths break down by age group:

  • Ages: 50-59: 2
  • Ages: 60-69: 3
  • Ages: 70-79: 4
  • Ages: 80-89: 7
  • Ages: 90-99: 1

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Mike Chapman is a reporter and photographer for the Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif. His newspaper career spans Yreka and Eureka in Northern California and Bellingham, Wash. Follow him on Twitter @mikechapman_RS. Subscribe today!

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