SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County Public Health officials confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 22 new cases Tuesday.
Shasta County’s worsening coronavirus numbers are threatening to put the county in the red (substantial) range, after Tuesday’s statewide data update. Currently, the county is in the orange (moderate) range.
The county’s case rate has increased from 2.2 to 6.5 daily cases per 100,000 residents, and its positivity rate increased from 2.4 to 4%. These numbers are a seven-day average with a seven-day lag.
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Counties must have numbers in a more restrictive tier for two weeks before they are moved. Shasta County will remain at orange until at least next week, according to health officials.
Health officials in Shasta County said at least 85% of its positive cases since Friday have been individuals with symptoms. They are now urging county residents to stay inside their home if they feel sick, and stay away from anyone you live with until you’re symptom-free without medication for 24 hours.
As of Tuesday, Shasta County has 95 active coronavirus cases. A total of 47,342 tests have been conducted and 46,467 tests have returned negative.
A document is attached below that explains the difference in the state's color-coded system.