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Aug. 23: Plumas County reports 27 new cases-majority in Quincy area again

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Aug. 23, that there are 27 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Thursday, Aug. 19, (the last reporting day) 36 cases were reported.

Plumas News has received reports that two individuals have tested positive at the evacuation center located in Quincy, the most recent being Aug. 19 and asked Public Health Director Dana Loomis if there was an outbreak at the clinic. “I can tell you now that our staff are conducting an evaluation at the Quincy evacuation center and samples are in the process of being collected and tested,” he said in an email today.  “We do not know yet whether there is an outbreak situation at the shelter.”

The cases reported today are as follows:

Seventeen cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Fifteen confirmed on Aug. 20; and two confirmed today, Aug. 23.

Seven cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Three confirmed on Aug. 20; and four confirmed today, Aug. 23.

One case for the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley): Confirmed Aug. 20.

Two cases for the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor): One confirmed, Aug. 20; and one confirmed today, Aug. 23.

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 929.

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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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