Coronavirus updates: 6 people die of COVID-19, 75 fatalities in November – Redding Record Searchlight

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COVID-19 case numbers in Shasta County remained lower overall throughout November than in October. The number of patients hospitalized with the virus daily dropped into the 50s and 60s over the past two weeks.

Shasta County Public Health reported daily it confirmed three to seven COVID-19 deaths among county residents since Nov. 2. Some of those fatalities occurred in October, when outbreak was higher. 

Here are daily COVID-19 updates with new cases, hospitalization numbers, vaccination percentages and deaths announced.

Scroll down for updates this week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. For updated case numbers and data, scroll below daily updates.

Monday COVID-19 update: 

Six more people in Shasta County died of COVID-19.

Their deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the county to 439 since March 2020. Of that number, 75 were reported in October by Shasta County Public Heath.

The four men and two women whose deaths the agency announced Monday were:

  • A woman in her 40s
  • A man in his 50s
  • A man in his 60s
  • A woman and a man in their 70s
  • A man age 90 or older

Also on Monday, state public health reported the following information for last week, from Nov. 15-21:

  • The total number of COVID-19 cases identified by public health was 393.
  • The number of cases per 100,000 people in Shasta County was 218.2. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider 100 or more cases per 100,000 people to be a high level of outbreak.
  • The test positivity rate — the percentage of people who tested positive in Shasta County was 3.4%
  • The average number of people in the hospital per day was 61.4

COVID-19 numbers in Shasta County

Here are daily case, hospitalization and other numbers reported Monday by public health.

  • New cases: 124
  • Total cases since March 2020: 22,120 (10,098 men, 11,883 women)
  • New deaths reported: 6
  • Total deaths: 439
  • Hospitalized: 68 — 15 in intensive care units
  • Active cases: 262, down from 323 on Friday.

New cases by age group:

  • Ages 0-12: 11
  • Ages 13-19: 10
  • Ages 20-29: 11
  • Ages 30-39: 29
  • Ages 40-49: 9
  • Ages 50-59: 12
  • Ages 60-69: 10
  • Ages 70-79: 12
  • Ages 80-89: 13
  • Age 90 and older: 6
  • Age not reported: 1

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Vaccinations in Shasta County

Last week, the percentage of eligible people who were fully vaccinated — meaning they had the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer series —dropped this week from 52.6% to 48.1%.

That’s because the number of people eligible to receive the vaccine now includes children ages 5 to 11. The week  before last, only county residents ages 12 and older were eligible.

Another 7.1% had one dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer two-dose series.

In Shasta County, during the three months from Aug. 16 to Nov. 16:

  • 422 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, about 85%, or 359, were unvaccinated. A little over 12%, or 52, were fully vaccinated and another 11 patients were partially vaccinated.
  • 170 people died of COVID-19. Of those people, 88%, or 149, were unvaccinated. Only 17 were fully vaccinated — 10%. Another four were partially vaccinated. 

Almost all the fully-vaccinated people who died were 70 years old or older, Shasta County Public Health said.

Elderly people are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID, as are people with certain health conditions, according to the CDC. See a list of conditions at https://bit.ly/3DYgK2F.

For more information, to get vaccinated or tested, or to schedule a booster shot or third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, go to Shasta County’s COVID-19 website at https://bit.ly/3GLFoFo or call 833-422-4255 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Jessica Skropanic is a features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. She covers science, arts, social issues and entertainment stories. Follow her on Twitter @RS_JSkropanic and on Facebook. Join Jessica in the Get Out! Nor Cal recreation Facebook group. To support and sustain this work, please subscribe today. Thank you.

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