One active COVID-19 case was confirmed in Siskiyou County Monday morning, bringing the total to six cases.
This is the first reported case since April 10 and the previous five cases have recovered.
There are 197 people awaiting their COVID-19 testing results, according to the Siskiyou County Public Health Department and a total of 1,016 people have been tested as of Monday morning, May 18.
There were no new coronavirus cases were reported in Shasta County on Sunday, keeping the number of confirmed cases in that county at 34.
The last Shasta County case was reported Saturday when county officials said a man in his 70s tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 2,918 tests administered.
The man was in isolation at home, Health and Human Services Agency spokeswoman Kerri Schuette said.
Also Sunday, there were 11 people in quarantine and two in isolation in Shasta County, Schuette said. There were no patients in the hospital.
The three most recent cases in the county were people who show no symptoms, Schuette said.
She did not know why the man in his 70s decided to go get tested if he was showing no symptoms.
“But we have been encouraging people for weeks to take advantage of the state testing at Shasta College for people with no symptoms," Schuette said. "We know that people can have this virus and not show symptoms, but still spread it, so we would love for more people to get tested here."
Schuette said health officials don't believe the man who tested positive Saturday attended last weekend's Cottonwood Rodeo. Health officials were critical of the Mother's Day event as it played to a packed arena, defying state orders of no mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the weekend, Humboldt County reported five more confirmed cases of the virus. Mendocino County reported one more case.
Here's where case totals stand for far Northern California as of Monday morning:
Shasta County, 34 cases
Butte County, 22 cases
Glenn County, 9 cases
Siskiyou County, 6 cases
Plumas County, 4 cases
Colusa County, 3 cases
Tehama County, 2 cases
Trinity County, 1 case
Lassen County, no cases
Modoc County, no cases
Humboldt County, 77 cases
Mendocino County, 14 cases
Del Norte County, 8 cases
COVID-19 cases statewide
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in California is at 78,839, the California Department of Public Health reported Sunday.
California's death toll stands at 3,261 since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Here is how California’s coronavirus cases break down by age:
Age 0-17: 3,225 cases
Age 18-49: 39,651 cases
Age 50-64: 19,365 cases
Age 65+: 16,489 cases
Unknown/missing: 109 cases
Health-care workers made up 8,248 of California's confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to state officials. Of that number, 46 have died. The state had previously reported 47 healthcare worker deaths, but reduced that by one after verifying the information.
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Pacific islanders, native Hawaiians, African Americans, Native Americans and Latinos are dying at higher rates than the rest of the statewide population, according to the state Department of Public Health.
"Health outcomes are affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and African American Californians," state officials said in a news release.
U.S. and global cases
As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States totaled over 1.49 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. That number includes 89,636 people who died as a result of the virus in the U.S. About 272,000 people recovered from it.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases stood at over 4.7 million. Of that total, almost 316,476 people have died. More than 1.7million people have recovered.
Mt. Shasta Mall anchor stores won't reopen
Redding's Mt. Shasta Mall’s two anchor stores, Macy’s and J.C. Penney, will not be part of the center’s re-opening Monday morning, the companies said.
The Redding shopping center is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. and will implement safety measures like hand-sanitizing stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings and social distancing directions, management said.
Meanwhile, spokespeople for Macy’s and J.C. Penney told the Record Searchlight that both stores do not have plans to open in Redding yet.
“We do not have any updates on open locations in your area at this time,” Macy’s spokeswoman Jacqueline King wrote in an email.
A list of J.C. Penney stores that are open and/or offer curbside pickup does not include any locations in California.
We “don’t have anything to share on the Redding store as of yet,” J.C. Penney spokeswoman Kristen Bennett wrote in an email.
The Mt. Shasta Mall Food Court will reopen with adjusted seating that will comply with local orders, management said on the shopping center’s website.
Play areas, valet services, stroller rentals, and mall-operated carousels will not be open.