COVID-19 cases surge in Lassen County
Last Friday, Lassen Cares, the organization that tracks COVID-19 in Lassen County, reported 87 active cases, a number that had doubled in just two days. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Lassen Cares reports the number of active cases in Lassen County skyrocketed to 289. And the state and federal correctional institutions report 226 active cases among inmates as well.
Richard Egan, a public information officer for Lassen Cares, acknowledged the increase in the number of reported cases, but he noted despite the increase there is only one current hospitalization. He said he doesn’t know if the Omicron variant is responsible for the surge in the number of local cases because the county doesn’t have access to that kind of information.
These numbers are the most recent reported by Lassen Cares, the agency in Lassen County that reports COVID-19 statistics to the public, as of 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.
Lassen County COVID-19 counts
- 289 active cases;
- 71 new cases;
- 4,207 recovered cases;
- 1 currently hospitalized;
- 59 deaths;
- 4,556 total cases;
- 25 percent fully vaccinated active cases;
- 100 percent fully vaccinated hospitalized; and
- 8,404 vaccine doses administered (only reflects vaccine doses administered by Lassen County Public Health).
Correctional Institution Cases
There has been a total of 4,050 inmate cases in Lassen County.
California Correctional Center
• 7 active case; and
- 1,436 recovered cases.
High Desert State Prison
- 11 active cases;
- 2,066 recovered cases; and
- 2 deaths.
Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong
- 208 active cases; and
- 320 recovered cases.