Plumas County held at four confirmed cases of coronavirus from March 31 until June 15 so it was fairly easy to keep track of where in the county those individuals were located, as well as their prognosis (all recovered). On June 15 that bubble broke when an Eastern Plumas resident became confirmed case number five. A few more cases trickled in, and then on June 29 the numbers began rising steadily in comparison to earlier in the outbreak.
Following is a rundown of the cases from No. 1 through No. 20 with the basic information that is known. There is no data about age or sex of the individuals who have tested positive. What is known is that as of today, July 14 at 3:30 p.m., there are 20 cases — 13 have recovered, seven are active and there have been no deaths.
No. 1: March 31, Eastern Plumas resident who had been tested at St. Mary’s in Reno
No. 2: April 2, Eastern Plumas resident (close household contact of the first)
No. 3: April 4, Indian Valley resident
No. 4: April 10, Lake Almanor resident (rumored to be a false positive)
No. 5: June 15, Eastern Plumas resident
No. 6: June 18, Quincy resident (close contact with number 5; mild to no symptoms)
No. 7: June 24, Eastern Plumas resident, tested at PDH, mild symptoms
No. 8: June 29, Eastern Plumas resident, mass testing in Sierra County, symptoms
No. 9: June 30, Eastern Plumas resident, attributed to Lassen prison outbreak
No. 10: July 1, Eastern Plumas resident (close household contact of number 7)
No. 11: July 2, Quincy resident, mass testing event, no symptoms
No. 12: July 6, Eastern Plumas resident
No. 13: July 7, Western Plumas resident, attributed to Lassen prison outbreak
Nos. 14 and 15: July 8, two Eastern Plumas Healthcare employees – one lives in Eastern Plumas, the other in South Plumas (one had close contact to the 12th case, an Eastern Plumas resident)
Nos. 16 and 17: July 10, two Eastern Plumas residents from the same household, likely acquired in Reno.
Nos. 18 and 19: July 13, two Western Plumas residents, acquired during a Fourth of July gathering that resulted in a number of confirmed cases in other counties as well.
No. 20: July 14, a Western Plumas resident; the case is under investigation.