Plumas COVID cases from 1 to 22
After holding at just four confirmed COVID-19 cases for a couple of months, Plumas County has seen a steady increase in cases, particularly in the past couple of weeks.
Following is a rundown of the cases from No. 1 through No. 22 with the basic information that is known. There is no data about age or sex of the individuals who have tested positive. What is known is that as of today, July 16 at 4:15 p.m., there are 22 cases — 14 have recovered, eight are active and there have been no deaths. There are four active cases in Eastern Plumas (Graeagle/Portola) and four active cases in Western Plumas (Chester/Lake Almanor).
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.