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5 COVID-19 deaths reported in Shasta County, 43 cases

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5 COVID-19 deaths reported in Shasta County, 43 cases

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Five COVID-19 deaths were reported in Shasta County over the weekend, according to Shasta County Health and Human Services (SCHHS).

SCHHS said a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s died from the virus.

Over the last seven days, SCHHS has reported eight COVID-19 deaths. There have now been 481 COVID-19 deaths in Shasta County.

There are 35 people in the hospital and nine are in the ICU. SCHHS says the county has 114 active cases.

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According to Monday’s report, there were 43 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total number of cases in Shasta County to 22,850.

As of Wednesday, 50% of Shasta County’s population that is eligible for the vaccine was fully vaccinated. SCHHS said 56.9% had received at least one dose.

Butte County reported one new COVID-19 death over the weekend and 52 new cases.

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