The Plumas County Public Health Agency announced this evening, Sept. 9, that there are 74 new cases to report. The health agency is posting positive test results twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays. (Reporting was delayed this week due to the Labor Day holiday.) On Thursday, Sept. 2 (the last reporting day) 36 cases were reported. Four deaths were also reported then: two residents of the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor) and two residents of the Eastern Region (Portola/Graeagle).
Plumas Unified School District announced earlier this week that it had one case associated with the bus barn, and tonight it announced one case associated with the district office.
Plumas News will be talking with Public Health Director Dana Loomis about what the county can do to stem this surge especially as students return to Plumas County schools this week and next.
The cases reported today are as follows:
Eighteen cases for the Southern Region (Quincy/Meadow Valley): Four confirmed on Sept. 3; eight confirmed on Sept. 7; one confirmed on Sept. 8 and five confirmed today, Sept. 9.
Twenty-one cases for the Eastern Region (Graeagle/Portola): Four confirmed on Sept. 3; eight confirmed on Sept. 7; two confirmed on Sept. 8 and seven confirmed today, Sept. 9.
Twenty-eight cases for the Western Region (Chester/Lake Almanor): Eight confirmed on Sept. 3; seven confirmed on Sept. 7; three confirmed on Sept. 8 and ten confirmed today, Sept. 9.
Seven cases confirmed for the Northern Region (Greenville/Indian Valley): Four confirmed on Sept. 3; two confirmed on Sept. 7; and one confirmed today, Sept. 9.
The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the county to date is 1,127. There have been 10 deaths.
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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.