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Shasta County has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the state

On Tuesday, Shasta County saw another big spike in coronavirus cases, with more than 95 new positive cases and another death.

Posted: Oct 13, 2020 6:26 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – On Tuesday, Shasta County saw another big spike in coronavirus cases, with more than 95 new positive cases and another death.

Shasta County has the highest positivity rate in the state at 8.1%, and Tehama County is right behind it at 8%.

The CDC says the positivity rate is the number of positive cases divided by the total number of tests. Shasta County Public Health says most of the recent cases are from young adults and that many are connected to the bethel school of supernatural ministry.

“We're getting a lot of negative tests in which is great, that helps keep our positivity rate down,” said Kerri Schuette with Shasta County Public Health.

“Unfortunately, we have a lot of positive tests as well which is where the problem is.”

To bring down the positivity rate, public health urges people to get tested, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask.

“I think as long as we keep sticking to the rules, the mask, hand washing, keeping 6 feet apart, and not going out on unnecessary things, I think we should be good,” said Jennifer Muller of Cottonwood.

“I think it’s just up to us.”

Even though Shasta County is in the red tier, the county is bracing to be placed into the purple, which is the most restrictive category in the reopening plan.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 903684

Reported Deaths: 17343
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2989376989
Riverside657571279
San Bernardino623531072
Orange583261444
San Diego54314868
Kern33775416
Fresno30590436
Sacramento25264484
Santa Clara24014388
Alameda23215460
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18523241
Stanislaus17572396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14192164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12069140
Monterey1132189
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9760120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9163134
Kings821883
Solano728674
Marin7057128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer408857
Yolo316658
Butte305952
Santa Cruz277125
Napa194215
Shasta184630
Sutter183712
San Benito143615
El Dorado13154
Yuba129310
Mendocino112421
Tehama8628
Lassen7661
Lake68915
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32416
Tuolumne2684
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Del Norte1781
Mono1782
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
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