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Shasta County works to flatten the curve

Bigger cities are seeing a bigger spike in coronavirus cases, but health experts warning it may take longer for our area to peak

Posted: Apr 9, 2020 6:40 PM

REDDING, Calif.-Bigger cities are seeing a bigger spike in coronavirus cases, but health experts warning it may take longer for our area to peak.

This could mean that people in Shasta, Butte, Tehama and surrounding counties could be staying at home longer.

Shasta County health officials say the county is benefitting from the governor's stay-at-home order.

Even though cases in the county have risen, people tell Action News Now, they're optimistic that the safety measures in place are working to flatten the curve.

"I don't think we're going to have that much trouble in rural areas, you know, we're not that compacted like big cities are and there's not enough cases for it to be this much of a panic, I really am kind of mystified," says Regina Wyatt, who lives in Redding.

Health officials still urge people to limit contact as much as possible and to follow the stay-at-home order. 

Healthcare workers say they recognize the mental and physical toll that staying in place longer could have on people.

In Butte County, the health department continues to stress the importance of how social distancing can help to reduce exposure. 

Despite the coronavirus threat, health officials say they're looking for ways to offer more services online or from a distance. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 546814

Reported Deaths: 10133
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2042584919
Riverside40452799
Orange38754704
San Bernardino34939497
San Diego31127583
Kern22009160
Fresno16625157
Alameda12884206
San Joaquin12119192
Santa Clara11336196
Sacramento10544155
Tulare10475196
Imperial9601240
Stanislaus9408151
Contra Costa8760136
Ventura803582
San Francisco732664
Santa Barbara665268
San Mateo5978120
Marin525778
Monterey515635
Merced485562
Kings445356
Solano395939
Sonoma335844
Madera226736
Placer209920
San Luis Obispo204716
Yolo166042
Santa Cruz12294
Butte10608
Napa104610
Sutter8936
El Dorado7161
San Benito6994
Lassen6380
Yuba5724
Shasta4119
Mendocino36310
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3211
Humboldt2804
Tehama2711
Lake2202
Amador1620
Mono1531
Tuolumne1472
Calaveras1361
Del Norte960
Siskiyou920
Inyo863
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
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After a couple days of comfortably cooler than average weather around northern California, highs rose rapidly to more seasonable levels this afternoon. The warming trend will continue through the weekend, too.
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