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Shasta County’s COVID case rate jumps to 6 times higher than 2 weeks ago

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Shasta County’s COVID case rate jumps to 6 times higher than 2 weeks ago

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - The transmission rate in Shasta County has jumped to more than six times higher than it was just two weeks ago, Shasta County Health and Human Services said.

The transmission rate in the county reached its lowest point on Dec. 27 when it was a case of 71.6 per 100,000 people. Now, the case rate is 467.6 per 100,000 people, according to Shasta County Health and Human Services.

A high rate is 100 per 100,000 or higher, health officials said.

Health officials in Shasta County say the case rate is growing at the highest rate it has seen locally.

Shasta County reported 167 new cases on Tuesday and two new deaths. A man in his 60s and a man over the age of 89 died.

The county has 49 in the hospital and 12 in ICU. There are 724 active cases, according to health officials.

The CDC COVID data tracker says Butte County has a transmission rate of 500.49 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days.

Tehama County’s transmission rate is at 465.55 cases per 100,000 over the past seven days, the data tracker says. Glenn County has a case rate of 471.95 per 100,000 and Modoc County has 192.29 cases per 100,000. Trinity County has a case rate of 122.10 cases per 100,000.

Butte County reported 445 cases on Tuesday but says a disruption at the state level has caused the data on Butte County’s Public Health website to be incomplete.

For a complete list of COVID cases in local counties, click here.

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