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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.

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