Lassen Cares reports 74 new community COVID-19 cases Monday

As of the 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 Lassen Cares update, there are 525 active COVID-19 community cases, 395 recovered, seven are currently hospitalized and there have been five deaths reported: A total of 932 community cases — an increase of 74 new cases since the Friday, Dec. 11 update.

At the local correctional institutions, Lassen Cares reports there are 751 active cases, 923 recovered and one death at High Desert State Prison. Additionally, there are 44 active cases and 654 recovered cases at CCC, and 27 active and 146 recovered at FCI Herlong, as of Dec. 11.

Positive correctional institution staff tests, if they live in Lassen County, are included in the community cases. As of the Dec. 11 update, according to the CDCR COVID-19 tracker, at CCC there are currently 73 active staff cases, and 160 active staff cases at HDSP.

Locally, there have been 12,569 tests administered, with 11,156 returning negative and 359 pending.

For serology testing, which detects the presence of antibodies in the blood, 258 have been tested, nine returned positive and 249 returned negative.