Lassen Cares reports eighth community death: 406 active, 1,031 recovered

Lassen Cares reported an eighth community death Thursday evening.

As of the 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 update, there are 406 active COVID-19 community cases, 1,031 recovered, 9 are currently hospitalized and there have been eight deaths reported: A total of 1,454 community cases — an increase of 24 new cases since the Wednesday update.

At the local correctional institutions, Lassen Cares reports there are 102 active cases, 1,804 recovered and two deaths at High Desert State Prison. Additionally, there are 280 active cases and 804 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 Dec. 31 update, according to the CDCR COVID-19 tracker, at CCC there are currently 51 active staff cases, and 83 active staff cases at HDSP.

Locally, there have been 13,466 tests administered, with 11,756 returning negative and 256 pending.

For serology testing, which detects the presence of antibodies in the blood, 266 have been tested, 15 returned positive and 251 returned negative.

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