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An official from the Shasta County Health and Human Services Bureau said that as of Thursday, the number of COVID-19 cases reported from elementary to high school in Shasta County has doubled from 43 on October 6 to 103.

According to health officialsKerri Schuette, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, said that the total number of COVID cases detected throughout the county is expected to increase-a total of 1,999 cases and 102 active cases-is expected to increase. A total of 44 schools across the county reported cases.

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Schuette added that although the number of cases reported by schools has increased since early October, the virus has not spread on school campuses. Instead, cases were identified among students who were attending school.

She said: “The school is still doing a good job in quickly identifying positive cases, informing close contacts and ensuring that COVID is not spreading on its campus.” “So far, students have not spread the disease in schools, which is very significant. Partly because of the excellent and fast work done by the school.”

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