Lassen Cares reports 29 new cases: 128 active, 1,687 recovered

As of the 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 update, there are 128 active COVID-19 community cases, 1,687 recovered, seven are currently hospitalized and there have been 14 deaths reported: A total of 1,836 community cases — an increase of 29 new cases since the Thursday update.

At the local correctional institutions, Lassen Cares reports there are 30 active cases, 1,935 recovered and two deaths at High Desert State Prison. Additionally, there are 44 active cases and 1,177 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. 22 update, according to the CDCR COVID-19 tracker, at CCC there are currently 14 active staff cases, and 17 active staff cases at HDSP.

Two weeks ago, 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 14,436 tests administered, with 12,514 returning negative and 86 pending.

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