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Shasta County Health officials address recent increase in COVID-19 cases

Shasta County Public Health officials are addressing a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020 2:28 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County Public Health officials are addressing a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Health officials said there has been an outbreak in a skilled nursing facility, with 34 residents and eight staff members testing positive since the outbreak started late August.

Shasta County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health said they are working closely with the nursing facility to stop the transmission.

In a Tuesday news release, health officials also said as local colleges and universities are resuming instruction, some students have been testing positive for the virus. However, there has been no transmission on a local college campus to date, there has been transmission in places where college students live together, according to the public health.

Health officials urge residents to wear face coverings, social distance, and stay home when sick and wash hands frequently.

On Tuesday, Shasta County confirmed 15 new cases, bringing the total to 724. Click here for updates on coronavirus cases across the North State.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3213222

Reported Deaths: 37543
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles107967215314
San Bernardino2660281678
Riverside2643632857
Orange2377082704
San Diego2286322375
Santa Clara985831264
Kern90564591
Fresno858081067
Sacramento841101185
Alameda70823896
Ventura66402525
San Joaquin59665835
Contra Costa55245489
Stanislaus49065796
Tulare43574542
Monterey37527259
San Mateo34294340
San Francisco30559293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27041115
Imperial25707510
Merced25575331
Sonoma25141251
Kings20138161
Placer17839188
San Luis Obispo16957158
Madera14000151
Santa Cruz13009135
Marin12024165
Yolo11210138
Shasta10054129
Butte9820136
El Dorado818462
Sutter806983
Napa800548
Lassen526916
San Benito522351
Yuba517630
Tehama446846
Tuolumne347740
Nevada335574
Mendocino329336
Amador306733
Lake272432
Humboldt262427
Glenn202622
Colusa18719
Calaveras170423
Siskiyou149913
Mono11454
Inyo105129
Del Norte8742
Plumas6135
Modoc3903
Mariposa3555
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine730
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