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Plumas announces COVID case No. 41 today

UPDATE: 5 p.m., Sept. 1: Case No. 41 is a Feather River College student who took part in the testing at the college as a prerequisite to attend class on campus or move into the dorms. The student is counted as part of the Plumas County case count because it is believed that they acquired the virus while in Quincy, not before they arrived here. There have been five students to date who have tested positive, but this is the first to be counted as a Plumas County case.

Plumas County Public Health received notification of a positive COVID-19 test result for a resident in the southern region of the county (American Valley/Quincy) today, Aug. 31. The individual is not symptomatic and the contact tracing investigation is still under way.

It has been nearly since two weeks since the last positive case was announced — that of a Lake Almanor/Chester resident on Aug. 19. That person is now considered recovered.

This comes as Plumas County begins its first week under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new approach to coronavirus reopening. Earlier today, Public Health Director Andrew Woodruff reminded residents that it’s imperative to keep the case count down to be able to open more sectors of the economy.

Following is a rundown of the cases from No. 1 through No. 41 with the basic information that is known. For geographical purposes, Eastern is Graeagle/Portola; Northern is Indian Valley; Southern is Quincy/Canyon/American Valley; and western is Chester/Lake Almanor. (Specific locations are shared if they were revealed.)

No. 1: March 31, Eastern Plumas resident who had been tested at St. Mary’s in Reno

No. 2: April 2, Eastern Plumas resident (close household contact of the first)

No. 3: April 4, Indian Valley resident

No. 4: April 10, Lake Almanor resident (rumored to be a false positive)

No. 5: June 15, Eastern Plumas resident

No. 6: June 18, Quincy resident (close contact with number 5; mild to no symptoms)

No. 7: June 24, Eastern Plumas resident, tested at PDH, mild symptoms

No. 8: June 29, Eastern Plumas resident, mass testing in Sierra County, symptoms

No. 9: June 30, Eastern Plumas resident, attributed to Lassen prison outbreak

No. 10: July 1, Eastern Plumas resident (close household contact of number 7)

No. 11: July 2, Quincy resident, mass testing event, no symptoms

No. 12: July 6, Eastern Plumas resident

No. 13: July 7, Western Plumas resident, attributed to Lassen prison outbreak

Nos. 14 and 15: July 8, two Eastern Plumas Healthcare employees – one lives in Eastern Plumas, the other in South Plumas (one had close contact to the 12th case, an Eastern Plumas resident)

Nos. 16 and 17: July 10, two Eastern Plumas residents from the same household, likely acquired in Reno.

Nos. 18 and 19: July 13, two Western Plumas residents, acquired during a Fourth of July gathering that resulted in a number of confirmed cases in other counties as well.

No. 20: July 14, a Western Plumas resident, case is under investigation.

No. 21: July 15, a Western Plumas resident with ties to another confirmed case.

No. 22: July 16, an Eastern Plumas resident, works in the Portola skilled nursing facility and is a close contact to another confirmed case.

No. 23: July 17, a Western Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 24: July 18, a Western Plumas resident, with close ties to No. 23.

No. 25: July 21, a Western Plumas resident, with close ties to another confirmed case.

No. 26: July 22, a Southern Plumas resident.

No. 27: July 22, a Northern Plumas resident, who has been hospitalized out of county for a higher level of care.

No. 28: July 23: a Northern Plumas resident, who is household member of No. 27.

No. 29: July 27: a Southern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 30: July 29: A Southern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 31: July 29: A Western Plumas resident; a close contact of a previous confirmed case.

No. 32: July 30: An Eastern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 33: July 31: An Eastern Plumas resident; a close contact of No. 32.

No. 34: Aug. 6: A Southern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 35: Aug. 10: An Eastern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 36: Aug. 10: A Western Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 37: Aug. 11: An Eastern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 38: Aug. 12: An Eastern Plumas resident; close household contact of another case.

No. 39: Aug. 13: An Eastern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

No. 40: Aug. 19: A Western Plumas resident; investigation underway

No. 41: Aug. 31: A Southern Plumas resident; investigation underway.

Editor’s note: If you are a confirmed case and would like to share your story, please contact [email protected]. We think it’s important information that could help others and our readers have shared with us that they agree. Interviewees can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

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