3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Butte County, Enloe sees 'surge' in cases

Butte County Public Health has reported three new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday

Posted: Aug 24, 2021 3:57 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2021 6:59 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health reported three new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The three new deaths bring the total of COVID-19 deaths in Butte County to 208.

Lisa Almaguer, Butte County Public Health Communications Manager, said one death was in the age group of 65 to 74 and two deaths were in the age group over 75 years old. It is unknown if these people were vaccinated or not. 

Almaguer said 48.1% of Butte County residents who are eligible for the vaccine are fully vaccinated. 

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The public health dashboard also reported 115 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total amount of Butte County cases to 15,076 cases.

Enloe Medical Center said it is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, the hospital said it has 43 COVID-19 patients, six of them are in ICU and four are on ventilators.

39 of the 43 COVID-19 patients at Enloe Medical Center are not vaccinated and four are vaccinated. The hospital said one year ago it was averaging about 18 COVID-19 patients.

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Enloe said one in five patients have COVID-19 and 86% of those with the virus are not vaccinated.

Tehama County and Shasta County have also reported one new COVID-19 death on Tuesday.

On Aug. 17, Butte County Public Health reported three deaths. 

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