Plumas County Public Health announced two new confirmed cases of coronavirus this afternoon, Oct. 21; yesterday it announced seven new cases.
Today’s cases are a resident in the Western Region (Lake Almanor Basin) which is No. 62, and a resident in the Southern Region (American Valley) which is No.63. Both individuals were close contacts of other cases in the county announced yesterday. 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.
Yesterday four of the seven cases announced were: Nos. 55, 56, 57 and 58. They were part of a cluster of cases in the Northern Region (Indian Valley). Yesterday Public Health described the cluster of cases as a result of a multi-generational social gathering, but the family said it resulted from a granddaughter helping her grandparents. She was asymptomatic at the time, but a couple of days later developed symptoms and tested positive.
Additionally, three more cases were identified yesterday. Positive case No.59 was from the Southern Region (American Valley); positive case No. 60 was from the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle); and positive case No. 61 was from the Northern Region (Indian Valley). Contact tracing and case investigation is underway, but there is nothing at this point to indicate there is any connection to the cluster of cases in Indian Valley.