Plumas Public Health announces COVID case No. 42

Plumas County Public Health received notification of a positive COVID-19 test result Sept. 1 for a resident in the Western region (Chester/Lake Almanor area) which is No.42. The individual is not symptomatic and contact tracing investigation is still underway.

This is the second day in a row for a positive case after a 12-day hiatus. Yesterday’s case No. 41 is from the Southern region (Quincy/American Valley) and was discovered during testing of Feather River College students. While five students have tested positive for coronavirus thus far, this is the only one that counts in the Plumas County case count because it was determined that the virus was acquired in Quincy. All five students have returned to their hometown, though one of the first two cases identified is expected to return to school this week. The college, in conjunction with Public Health and Plumas District Hospital, has conducted testing with same-day results for all students who are going into the dorms or attending classes in person on campus. Most classes are via distance learning.

Plumas County Current COVID-19 Numbers as of 9-1-20

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