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Aug. 16: Public Health reports 17 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Aug. 16, that there are 17 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Thursday, Aug. 12, (the last reporting day) 18 cases were reported.

The cases reported today are as follows:

Twelve cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Nine confirmed on Aug. 13; and three confirmed today, Aug. 16.

Two cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Both confirmed today, Aug. 16.

Two cases for the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley): One case confirmed Aug. 13, and one case confirmed today, Aug. 16.

One case for the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor): Confirmed today, Aug. 16.

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 866.

There have been some hospitalizations confirmed with the increased number of cases in the past few weeks, but no details have been provided.

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.

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