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COVID cases surge in neighboring Lassen County

Last Friday, Lassen Cares, the organization that tracks COVID-19 in Lassen County, reported 87 active cases, a number that had doubled in just two days. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Lassen Cares reports the number of active cases in Lassen County skyrocketed to 289. And the state and federal correctional institutions report 226 active cases among inmates as well.

Richard Egan, a public information officer for Lassen Cares, acknowledged the increase in the number of reported cases, but he noted despite the increase there is only one current hospitalization. He said he doesn’t know if the Omicron variant is responsible for the surge in the number of local cases because the county doesn’t have access to that kind of information.

Current statistics

These numbers are the most recent reported by Lassen Cares, the agency in Lassen County that reports COVID-19 statistics to the public, as of 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.

Lassen County COVID-19 counts

Community Cases

  • 289 active cases;
  • 71 new cases;
  • 4,207 recovered cases;
  • 1 currently hospitalized;
  • 59 deaths;
  • 4,556 total cases

Correctional Institution Cases

There has been a total of 4,050 inmate cases in Lassen County.

California Correctional Center

• 7 active case; and

  • 1,436 recovered cases.

High Desert State Prison

  • 11 active cases;
  • 2,066 recovered cases; and
  • 2 deaths.

Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong

  • 208 active cases; and
  • 320 recovered cases.

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