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Wednesday Update: 5 New Cases, Data Shows High Concentration In Anderson Area

Shasta County has 5 new Coronavirus cases for a total of 255. The new cases range in age from a boy under 13 to a man in his 80’s, and 4 of the new cases have symptoms. 7 people have died. There are 24 active cases. 4 people are hospitalized, one of them in intensive care. 133 people are quarantined due to possible exposure.

Butte County will likely make it onto the state watch list Wednesday due to their rapidly growing caseload. Another 18 were added Tuesday for a total of 658, with 5 deaths. Tehama County had a big one day jump of 17 cases, now up to 151 with one death. Glenn County is on the state watch list, with 237 cases and one death. Lassen County has had 48 cases in the community, in addition to 467 in the prison population. Siskiyou County has had 52. There have been 195 in Humboldt County with 4 deaths. Trinity County has reported it’s third case, and they’ll have a drive through testing event at the fairgrounds in Hayfork this Friday from 9AM to 1PM. There are still none confirmed in Modoc County.

19,468 tests have been reported negative in Shasta County. Those numbers don’t include people who have been tested for antibodies, as Vitalant has been doing with all blood donors. Anyone can still get tested for free, whether showing symptoms or not. The best option for testing can be determined by going to shastaready.org and clicking on “get tested”. Public health has released a map showing a per capita concentration of cases in the Anderson-Cottonwood area and Shasta Lake City, both markedly higher than Redding. Rates in the unincorporated parts of the county are very low.