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COVID-19 case numbers in Shasta County remained lower overall throughout November than in October. The number of patients hospitalized with the virus daily dropped into the 50s and 60s over the past two weeks.

Shasta County Public Health reported daily it confirmedthree to sevenCOVID-19 deaths among county residents since Nov. 2. Some of those fatalities occurred in October, when outbreak was higher.

Here are daily COVID-19 updates with new cases, hospitalization numbers, vaccination percentages and deaths announced.

Scroll down for updates this week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. For updated case numbers and data, scroll below daily updates.

Six more people in Shasta County died of COVID-19.

Their deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the countyto 439 since March2020. Of that number,75 were reported in October by Shasta County Public Heath.

The four men and two women whose deaths the agencyannounced Monday were:

Also on Monday, state public health reportedthe following information for last week, fromNov. 15-21:

Here are daily case, hospitalization and othernumbersreported Monday by public health.

New cases by age group:

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Last week, the percentage of eligible people who were fully vaccinated meaning they had the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both of the two-doseModerna or Pfizer series dropped this week from 52.6% to48.1%.

That's because the number of people eligible to receive the vaccine now includes children ages 5 to 11. The week before last, only county residents ages 12 and older were eligible.

Another 7.1% had one dose of either theModerna or Pfizer two-dose series.

In Shasta County, during the three months fromAug. 16 to Nov. 16:

Almost all the fully-vaccinated people who died were 70 years old or older, Shasta County Public Health said.

Elderly people are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID, as are people with certain health conditions, according to the CDC. See a list of conditions athttps://bit.ly/3DYgK2F.

For more information, to get vaccinated or tested, or to schedule a booster shot or third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, go to Shasta County's COVID-19 website athttps://bit.ly/3GLFoFoor call 833-422-4255 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Jessica Skropanic is a features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. She covers science, arts, social issues and entertainment stories.Followher on Twitter @RS_JSkropanicand on Facebook. Join Jessica in theGet Out! Nor Calrecreation Facebook group. To support and sustain this work, please subscribe today. Thank you.

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