Dec. 17: Plumas announces 12 new cases; how that compares in the area

The string of double digit confirmed cases continues and the Southern Region continues to be the hardest hit. The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 17, that there are 12 additional coronavirus cases. Today’s case count follows 19 last Friday, 12 over the weekend, 13 on Monday, 11 on Tuesday and 14 on Wednesday. Following is today’s breakdown:

One resident from the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor)

Three residents from the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola)

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


Five 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 397 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.

Based on an estimated population of 18,804, just 2 percent of Plumas County’s residents have contracted the coronavirus thus far.

Compare that to neighboring Washoe County where 6.7 percent of its residents have contracted the virus. Washoe has reported 32,040 cases of an estimated population of 478,155. There are currently 13,080 active cases.

In neighboring Lassen County the percentage is at 3.5 percent for the community. Of an estimated population of 30,618, there have been 1,074 cases. There have been six deaths and 487 cases are active. Those numbers do not include the prisons where CCC reports 28 active cases and 670 recovered. At High Desert State Prison, there are 614 active cases and 1,107 recovered cases. One death has been reported.


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].