Lassen Cares reports 11th community death, active cases decrease to 187

Lassen Cares announced nine new active cases and the 11th community death Tuesday evening.
As of the 6:50 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 12 update, there are 187 active COVID-19 community cases, 1,454 recovered, 9 are currently hospitalized and there have been 11 deaths reported: A total of 1,661 community cases.

At the local correctional institutions, Lassen Cares reports there are 45 active cases, 1,894 recovered and two deaths at High Desert State Prison. Additionally, there are 131 active cases and 1,056 recovered cases at CCC, and no active and 245 recovered at FCI Herlong.

Positive correctional staff tests, if they live in Lassen County, are included in the community cases. As of the Jan. 12 update, according to the CDCR COVID-19 tracker, at CCC there are currently 47 active staff cases, and 42 active staff cases at HDSP.

Last week, Health and Social Services Director Barbara Longo shared some of the age ranges of eight residents who have passed from COVID-19. In Lassen County, four of the local community deaths have been from residents 85 years and older; three have been between 75 and 84 years old; and one has been a resident between the ages of 55 and 64.

Locally, there have been 14,233 tests administered, with 12,236 returning negative and 336 pending.

For serology testing, which detects the presence of antibodies in the blood, 297 have been tested, 17 returned positive and 280 returned negative.