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Shasta County on verge of moving into Red Tier as COVID-19 numbers worsen

Shasta County Public Health officials confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 22 new cases Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 29, 2020 4:49 PM
Updated: Sep 29, 2020 4:55 PM

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.

RELATED: North State COVID-19 updates

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 879645

Reported Deaths: 16982
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2893666877
Riverside640751272
San Bernardino597791021
Orange570711410
San Diego52735853
Kern33448410
Fresno30051429
Sacramento24425468
Santa Clara23355378
Alameda22738433
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18157234
Stanislaus17341392
Tulare17120275
Ventura13901160
Imperial12475335
San Francisco11901133
Monterey1109183
San Mateo10810157
Santa Barbara9608119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8934129
Kings815983
Solano711774
Marin7019124
Madera488673
San Luis Obispo400932
Placer397852
Yolo307356
Butte301950
Santa Cruz270623
Napa188214
Sutter179612
Shasta172329
San Benito140314
El Dorado12834
Yuba125310
Mendocino110321
Tehama7748
Lassen7571
Lake67015
Glenn6393
Nevada5828
Humboldt5549
Colusa5456
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21515
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 59°
Red Bluff
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 86°
Willows
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 84°
Tuesday was another sunny and unseasonably warm to hot day for much of northern California. It was much like Monday, except the wind was stronger, and the wind will be much stronger through much of the next week.
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