Jan. 4: Plumas reports 11 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this afternoon, Jan. 4, that there are 11 newly confirmed coronavirus cases. Today’s number includes tests taken from Jan. 1 through today. The last reporting had come Dec. 31, when it was announced that there were 12 new cases, including some at the county jail. As of this morning there were six current positive cases at the jail — all inmates. Some of those inmates also are included in today’s case count.

Following is the breakdown of today’s cases:

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

Two residents from the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle)

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

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

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 497 with 36 active.

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].