August 11, 2021 COVID-19 – Statistics for August 10, 2021
New cases: 96
Deaths reported: 0
For more data and statistics, visit https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/data.
A man in his 80s (as reported in the Daily Update 10/8/2021) is the first fully vaccinated person to die from COVID-19 in Shasta County. âWe extend our deepest condolences to the family of this man and we mourn the loss of this precious member of the community,â said Dr Karen Ramstrom, Shasta County Health Officer.
Shasta County has seen a sharp increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, mostly among those unvaccinated. Only 5 of the 75 people hospitalized with COVID in the past three months have been fully vaccinated, and about 1% of the total cases in the past three months have been fully vaccinated. Most cases statewide, including Shasta County, are believed to be the delta variant, which is more contagious than the original COVID.
People who have been vaccinated are much less likely to become seriously ill or die from COVID. Those who protect themselves with vaccines and masks increase their own chances of staying healthy and help the community stay healthier. Unfortunately, a small percentage of breakthrough cases will occur, as the vaccine is not 100% effective. Due to the highly contagious nature of the delta variant, as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths increases, the number of breakthrough cases will also increase, especially among those suffering from other serious health conditions.
Free walk-in vaccination clinics are available for anyone aged 12 and over from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday at Redding Senior Center, 2290 Benton Drive. For other vaccination options, go to ShastaReady.org and click on Vaccinations, or visit www.myturn.ca.gov.