Updates on coronavirus circumstances, deaths in California

Updates on coronavirus cases, deaths in California


Months into the COVID-19 pandemic states are setting records for the most new cases and deaths in a week since the pandemic began.


Shasta County reports 12 more cases

4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Another 12 Shasta County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials reported Thursday. 

The latest patients are five men and seven women. Here’s how they break down by age, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. 

  • 3 teenagers  
  • 1 person in their 20s 
  • 3 people in their 30s 
  • 1 person in their 40s 
  • 3 people in their 50s 
  • 1 person in their 60s

A total of 1,999 residents have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 102 cases are active. Twelve people are hospitalized with one person in the intensive care unit, according to HHSA. 

Since June 1, 85.6% of people who tested positive for the virus had symptoms (among cases where symptom status was known). The most common symptoms were fever, headache, cough and muscle aches, according to HHSA. 

The number of deaths among county residents remains 31. 

Health officials also warned that pre-existing conditions can put people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications. In Shasta County, 36.7% of residents have hypertension, 33.1% have obesity and 15.5% have diabetes, according to HHSA. 

Officials also shared that the average length of stay for someone hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county is about 14 days. 

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COVID-19 cases in the North State

3:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Here’s where COVID-19 case totals stood in far Northern California, according to the most recent reports from each county’s public health department.

  • Butte County, 3,127
  • Shasta County, 1,999
  • Tehama County, 918
  • Glenn County, 682
  • Colusa County, 555
  • Siskiyou County, 214
  • Lassen County, 124 in the general population and 641 in its state prisons
  • Plumas County, 76
  • Modoc County, 48
  • Trinity County, 28

Coastal counties in Northern California:

  • Mendocino, 1,154
  • Humboldt, 568
  • Del Norte, 181

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COVID-19 in California

1:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Here’s the most recent statewide COVID-19 count, tabulated by state health officials since March 19, 2020:

  • Confirmed cases in California: 912,904
  • Deaths: 17,541
  • Current hospitalizations from confirmed cases: 2,358
  • Current hospitalizations from suspected cases: 725
  • Cases, age 0-17: 97,497
  • Cases, age 18-49: 545,660
  • Cases, age 50-64: 172,094
  • Cases, age 65+: 96,900
  • Age unknown/missing: 853
  • Health workers infected: 44,048
  • Health workers who have died: 205

Samples are collected for testing at the COVID-19 saliva testing site Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.  (Photo: Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com)

COVID-19 in the U.S., worldwide

1:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Here are the most recent numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, tabulated by Johns-Hopkins health officials since March, 2020:

  • Cases in the United States: 8.9 million
  • Deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the United States: 228,370
  • Cases worldwide: 44.9 million
  • Deaths as a result of COVID-19 worldwide: 1.2 million

Matt Brannon covers politics, the criminal justice system and breaking news for the Record Searchlight. Follow him on Twitter @MattBrannon_RS. Support local coverage and keep up with the North State for as little as $1 a month. Subscribe today. 

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