Dec. 22: Plumas reports 11 new cases; 2nd death

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Dec. 22, that there are 11 additional coronavirus cases. It also announced the second death — a woman from the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor). According to public health, the deceased in her late 90s with underlying medical conditions and under the care of a physician. The first death attributed to Plumas County was also a female from the Lake Almanor area. She was in her late 70s, and also had underlying medical conditions and was under a physician’s care.

Following is today’s breakdown:

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

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

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

Two residents 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 of confirmed coronavirus cases is 435; with 71 active cases.

While case counts continue to rise, the first vaccinations are being given across the county at the three local hospitals. Seneca and Plumas District Hospital began administering the vaccine yesterday, and today Eastern Plumas Health Care gave its first doses.

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].