REDDING, Calif. — Shasta County has reached a new high for COVID-related hospitalizations, according to the latest statistics from county health officials.
As of Monday, there were 106 people hospitalized with 19 people in the Intensive Care Unit. That beats the previous record of 91 hospitalizations on Aug. 23, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
Currently, there are 711 active cases of COVID-19 countywide. Over the labor day weekend, Shasta County saw 248 new coronavirus cases between Friday and Monday.
Three additional COVID-related deaths were reported as well. They were a man in his 70s and two men over the age of 89, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
According to the latest statistics, 41.2% of Shasta County's population is fully vaccinated. In total, 131,587 shots have been given.
As Shasta County continues to see a high case rate, health officials on Tuesday issued new quarantine guidance for youth sports.
"Vaccinated youth who do not have symptoms do not have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact," the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency wrote in an update on Tuesday.
A spike in COVID-19 cases had led to game cancelations and has forced some districts to temporarily transition back to distance learning.