Aug. 12: Plumas Public Health reports 18 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Aug. 12, that there are 18 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, Aug. 9, (the last reporting day) 19 cases were reported. The two reporting periods prior, 20 cases were reported each time.

The cases reported today are as follows:

Seven cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Five confirmed on Aug. 10; and two confirmed today, Aug. 12.

Ten cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Three confirmed on Aug. 10; 5 confirmed on Aug. 11; and two confirmed today, Aug. 12.

One case for the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley): Case confirmed Aug. 11.

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 849.

Plumas County does not test for the delta variant. If an individual tests positive, a second swab can be taken and it is sent away for further testing. Because of a backlog, it can take two to three weeks to receive definitive results. Public Health has said that contact tracing has indicated that the delta variant is in Plumas County, just as it is throughout the state and nation.

To sign up for a vaccine go to the state’s MyTurn system.

More information about COVID-19 in Plumas County can be found by calling the Public Health hotline at 283-6400 or by visiting its covid website here.