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White House coronavirus task force coordinator talks pandemic effect on children
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx addresses the latest pandemic questions on children’s vulnerability to COVID-19.
Two more Shasta County residents have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths related to the virus to 12 since July.
Four other residents died in March and April, the early months of the pandemic.
The Health & Human Services Agency confirmed the deaths in a Thursday statement and identified them as a woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s. Officials released no other information on their deaths.
Meanwhile, eight more people are sick with COVID-19. Confirmation of their illness comes a day after the county set a daily record for positive test results, 27.
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All eight patients reported having symptoms. They are:
- Three women and three men in their 20s.
- One woman in her 30s.
- One man in her 40s.
Shasta County’s total known number of cases now stands at 759.
Of 71 active cases, the worst the county has reported to date, five are hospitalized with three of them in the intensive care unit, and 66 are in isolation.
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