Shasta County Sees Increase in Flu Cases

Shasta County Sees Increase in Flu Cases

Posted: Jan 3, 2018 6:04 PM

Redding, Calif --- Sick patients are filling up rooms at Mercy Medical Hospital in Redding as the cold and flu season started earlier than normal this year.
"This is kinda around the time we typicaly see it rise up usually around the time of January and February are the high months," said Matt Miles the Medical Director of infectious diseases at Mercy Medical
According to the CDC, 21 states are experiencing high levels of flu activity, with 36 states reporting widespread activity during the week ending December 23rd.
But Miles says more people are getting sick this year despite having taken a flu shot.
Part of that is because the shot isn’t work.
“It kind of mutates over time and you can get big changes or you can get little changes so even with those little changes they need to reformulate the vaccine each year.”
But there are some ways you can keep your family safe.
These options include washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and covering your mouth while coughing.
But doctors say if you’re already sick the most important factor to getting better is rest.
" If you’re sick you should stay home you want to get plenty of rest you’re not going to recover very quickly if you continue to work while you’re sick,” said Darlynn Dobb , Infection Preventionist.
Doctors at Mercy add the shot is still the best defense against getting sick.
You can get that done at your primary doctor’s office or Walgreens Pharmacy.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 58°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 56°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events