Dec. 16: Plumas announces 14 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 16, that there are 14 additional coronavirus cases. Today’s case count follows 19 last Friday, 12 over the weekend, 13 on Monday, and 11 on Tuesday. Following is today’s breakdown:

Two residents from the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola)

Four residents from the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley)

Eight residents from the Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley)

If an exposed resident is identified during the investigation, the resident will be contacted by a member of the Public Health COVID-19 Response Team for further screening.

The current total is 385 positive tests results; with 82 active cases. There have been 13 hospitalizations related to COVID with three individuals in the hospital currently, and one death reported of a female in her late 70s in the Lake Almanor area with underlying medical conditions. During tonight’s Plumas District Hospital meeting, Chief of Medical Staff Ben Hunt said that PDH is preparing to care for more COVID patients, even those that require ventilation, as ICUs in the region continue to reach capacity.

Plumas News is interested in talking to anyone who has/had coronavirus and is willing to share their experience. They can remain anonymous if desired. Contact Debra Moore at [email protected].