Sept. 2: Plumas announces 36 new covid cases; 4 additional deaths

For the first time in months, Plumas County Public Health announced an increase in deaths. It had been holding steady at six, but in the figures released tonight at 6:20 p.m., the deaths were reported at 10.

The  four deaths reported tonight include: two residents of the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor) and two residents of the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle).

The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Sept. 2, that there are 36 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, Aug. 30, (the last reporting day) 34 cases were reported.

The cases reported today are as follows:

Fourteen cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Eight confirmed on Aug. 31; and six confirmed today, Sept. 2.

Thirteen cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Two confirmed on Aug. 31; eight confirmed on Sept. 1 and three confirmed today, Sept. 2.

Nine cases for the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor): Two confirmed on Aug. 31; two confirmed on Sept. 1 and five confirmed today, Sept. 2.

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 1,053.

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More information about COVID-19 in Plumas County can be found by calling the Public Health hotline at 283-6400 or by visiting its covid website here.