The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced another three confirmed cases of coronavirus today. Yesterday the confirmed case count increased by two, and another 14 were added last week. If this pace continues, the county is in danger of losing its yellow tier status and reverting to the orange tier. If that occurs the county, according to state guidelines, would remain in that tier for a minimum of three weeks. (A chart showing the differences between the tiers is available below.)
Of today’s three positive COVID-19 test results, two are for residents in the Southern Region (American Valley) and one is in the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle) for a total of 73 cases to date. The three cases appear to be unrelated with the contact tracing investigation ongoing. 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.
As of today, there are 14 active cases and 59 considered recovered. According to Lori Beatley, a spokeswoman for Public Health, a number of factors go into considering when someone is considered covered including when the individual tested positive and their symptoms.