July 29: Plumas County Public Health announces 7 new cases

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, July 29, that there are 7 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, July 26, two cases were reported.

Plumas County does not test for the delta variant. If an individual tests positive, a second swab can be taken and it is sent away for further testing. Because of a backlog, it can take two to three weeks to receive definitive results. Public Health has said that contact tracing has indicated that the delta variant is in Plumas County, just as it is throughout the state and nation.

The cases reported today are as follows:

Two cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Confirmed on July 29

Five cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): One confirmed on July 29 and two each on July 27 and July 28.

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 772.

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More information about COVID-19 in Plumas County can be found by calling the Public Health hotline at 283-6400 or by visiting its covid website here.