The number of Siskiyou County coronavirus cases stands at six, unchanged since Monday, according to public health officials.

The number of Siskiyou County coronavirus cases stands at six, unchanged since Monday, according to public health officials. 

As of Wednesday evening, health officials estimate about 1,252 COVID-19 tests had been conducted there (not including pending tests). That's enough for about 2.8% of residents. 

Mountain Valleys Health Centers are hosting drive-up testing Friday at Weed Health Center and on May 28 at the Butte Valley Health Center, according to a press release from county officials. 

Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta is offering COVID-19 screenings for essential workers who live in Siskiyou County. Screenings are by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center, 902 Pine St. in Mount Shasta. Call 926-7132.

Shasta County

Scheduled to open Friday, WaterWorks Park in Redding has pushed back its season-opening date to June 5.

"Due to ongoing circumstances and after careful consideration, we have decided to move opening day back to June 5. We look forward to welcoming you all back and can’t wait to see you!," the park posted on Facebook earlier this week.

WaterWorks Park did not provide anymore details on Facebook. The park plans to open at 10 a.m. June 5, per its website.

Local health officials and law enforcement worked with the water park before the decision was made to delay the opening, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency spokeswoman Kerri Schuette said in an email.

"WaterWorks, Public Health and RPD (Redding Police Department) have all been in conversations about this, and WaterWorks agreed to delay their opening," Schuette said. "If June 5 approaches and the state order still doesn’t allow this type of business to open, we will get back together and talk about it."

The park's season typically runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

For information on season passes and other questions, park officials on Facebook asked customers to call the office at 246-9550.

Meanwhile, the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday published guidelines for operating swimming pools and other water attractions during the coronavirus pandemic.

In April, the CDC stated on its website: "There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water."

As of Thursday morning, Shasta County has gone four days without reporting a new coronavirus case. Since the outbreak began, the county's case total stands at 34, including four deaths. 

The most recent case was reported on Saturday, according to the county's Health and Human Services Agency. The three latest cases have all been found in people who didn't show COVID-19 symptoms.

Meanwhile, county officials at a Wednesday press conference addressed residents urging for a quicker reopening one day after protesters showed up at a Board of Supervisors meeting with a bullhorn. 

"It’s the state government that has imposed measures on the state of California," said Donnell Ewert, director of HHSA. He said Shasta County is "merely implementing, carrying out the orders that have been made by the state government."

Also on Wednesday, officials announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with distributors to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat. The USDA will begin accepting applications for the program starting Tuesday.

 Other counties in Northern California

Butte County reported four additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 30 since the outbreak began. Colusa County reported another case Wednesday afternoon — its first new case since April 6. 

On the coast, Humboldt County reported two more cases Wednesday, and Del Norte County reported one new case. 

Here's where case totals stand for far Northern California as of Thursday:

Shasta County, 34 cases

Butte County, 30 cases

Glenn County, 12 cases

Siskiyou County, 6 cases

Plumas County, 4 cases

Colusa County, 4 cases

Tehama County, 2 cases

Trinity County, 1 case

Lassen County, no cases

Modoc County, no cases

Coastal Counties:

Humboldt County, 88 cases

Mendocino County, 15 cases

Del Norte County, 15 cases

COVID-19 cases statewide

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in California on Tuesday was 84,057, the California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday afternoon.

California's death toll stands at 3,436 since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Here is how California’s coronavirus cases break down by age:

Age 0-17: 3,657 cases

Age 18-49: 42,591 cases

Age 50-64: 20,468 cases

Age 65+: 17,232 cases

Unknown/missing: 109 cases

Health-care workers made up 8,633 of California's confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to state officials. Of that number, 46 have died.

U.S. and global cases

As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States was more than 1.55 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. That number includes more than 93,500 people who died as a result of the virus and more than 294,300 people who recovered from it.

Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases stood at nearly 5 million. Of that total, more than 329,000 people died and more than 1.9 million people have recovered.