The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Aug. 5, that there are 20 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, Aug. 2, (the last reporting day) 20 cases were also reported—14 from Quincy/American Valley and six from Eastern Plumas. Many of the cases were tied to a family event/workplace situation.
The cases reported today are as follows:
Twelve cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Five confirmed on Aug. 3; one confirmed on Aug. 4; and and six confirmed today, Aug. 5
Five cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Three confirmed on Aug. 3; and two confirmed on Aug. 4.
Three cases for the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor): All three confirmed Aug. 3.
The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 812.
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.Plumas County COVID-19 Totals as of 08-05-2021