REDDING, Calif. — Shasta County now has the highest COVID-19 case rate of the 58 counties in California.
The county's current case rate is 714.68 per 100,000 people. That's significantly higher than the statewide average of 100 and the nationwide average of 288, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
The case rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people over a week-long period. The 714.8 figure is from Sept.7-13, according to county health officials.
According to the latest statistics, Shasta County confirmed 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
There are 941 active cases in Shasta County-- people who are considered contagious. County health officials report that 86 people are hospitalized with 24 in the Intensive Care Unit.
The Northstate is seeing an ongoing surge in COVID cases. In Butte County, Enloe Medical Center has begun rationing antibody treatment as hospitalizations rise.