Dec. 21: Plumas reports 19 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 21, that there are 19 additional coronavirus cases. Today’s case count was expected to be high because it also includes the cases that were confirmed over the weekend as well as today. Following is today’s breakdown:

Nine residents from the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor)

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

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

One resident from the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle)

Contact tracing is underway and 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 424 positive tests results; with 70 active cases.

But there was good news today — with both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines arriving in Plumas County. The doses will be divided between the three local hospitals. At Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, the first doses were administered to Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Satterfield and Dr. Jeff Kepple, as well as to other hospital staff.

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]