Nov. 23: Plumas announces four new cases: Quincy has spiked in the past month

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this afternoon, Nov. 23, four additional coronavirus cases:

One resident from the Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley)

Three residents from the Western Region (Lake Almanor)

There are now 181 total cases with 38 considered active.

Two of the four new positive cases are related to already known cases. Contact tracing investigations have started. 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.

A breakdown of the total cases thus far looks like this:

Western Region (Lake Almanor): 38

Northern Region (Indian Valley): 17

Southern Region (Quincy/American Valley): 79

Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle): 47

For a long while, the Eastern Region posted the most cases, but that has changed in recent weeks, and the Southern Region has posted a dramatic increase. One month ago on Oct. 23, the Southern Region had 18 confirmed cases.