REDDING, Calif. - Coronavirus cases spiking in Shasta County. Public Health says it’s seeing more people traveling into or out of Shasta County.
Public health says it’s also seen more groups of people getting together. With businesses back open, people are going out more.
Anthoni Creager tells Action News Now he has family members with asthma and businesses might rollback.
“It's alarming due to the fact I work in hospitality and we're trying to do everything that we can to do keep our guests safe,” said Creager. “My wife has an 11-year-old with severe asthma.”
Creager says because of the uptick in cases he and his wife are looking towards online learning for the school year.
Meanwhile, 16% percent of confirmed coronavirus cases in Shasta County are asymptomatic, while 71% of positive coronavirus cases in are symptomatic.
Doctors say one of the main symptoms for coronavirus is a loss of taste and loss of smell. Doctor James Taggart with Shasta Regional Medical Center says people can be pre-symptomatic for a couple of days before symptoms even start showing.
“People just need to take precautions whether you have symptoms or not,” said Dr. Taggart.
On top of wearing masks, doctors also stress the importance of washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
The Center for Disease Control recommends people who been exposed to coronavirus or show symptoms, should self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
Coronavirus cases are increasing in younger people in Shasta County. Public health says it’s concerned with younger people going out more and possibly bringing the virus home, which increases the risk of facing vulnerable people.
“People are getting restless,” said Aiden McFadden. “It's been so long that people are starting to think they don't have to do these things anymore because it’s not as much as of threat.”
On July 28, public health reported 16 new cases today, two of whom were teenagers and three people in their 20's tested positive for coronavirus.
Shasta County Public Health says the average age of a person who tests positive for coronavirus is 43-years-old.