Nov. 13: Another day brings 8 more cases to Plumas

This was the worst week yet for coronavirus in Plumas County. The spike in cases has resulted in Plumas County schools — both Plumas Unified and Plumas Charter — temporarily ceasing in-person instruction (with the exception of Indian Valley charter locations.)

The rapid acceleration of confirmed cases has health professionals worried as the cold weather drives people indoors and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday may bring more gatherings. Up until now they have been able to contact trace, but as numbers climb, the situation becomes more difficult. This week thus far there have been 36 cases.

Sunday, Nov. 8: 5 cases

Monday, Nov. 9: 2 cases

Tuesday, Nov. 10 5 cases

Wednesday, Nov. 11: 7 cases

Thursday, Nov. 12: 9 cases

Friday, Nov. 13: 8 cases

The Public Health Agency announced that today’s cases are as follows: Two residents in the Eastern Region (Graeagle/ Portola);

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

One  resident from Northern Region (Indian Valley)

There are now 136 total cases, with 31 active cases.

The new positive residents are either related to travel or to already identified positive individuals. 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.