The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 2, that there are 9 additional coronavirus cases:
Two residents from the Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley)
Three residents from the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola)
Four residents from the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor)
There are now 239 total cases with 46 active, and the remainder are considered recovered. A case is considered recovered based on time following a positive test (10 days) and the severity of the symptoms as monitored by Public Health.
Four of the new cases are linked to traveling; two cases are related to other confirmed cases; and three are still under investigation. 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.
A breakdown of the total cases thus far looks like this:
Western Region (Lake Almanor): 47
Northern Region (Indian Valley): 23
Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley): 102
Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle): 67
Plumas County remains in the purple, most restrictive tier. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that residents in purple tier counties could be subject to more stringent stay-at-home orders if the ICU capacity in the region nears critical levels.