Lassen Cares reports three new community deaths, 175 active cases, 1,583 recovered

It had been a few days since the last update due to the long weekend, but Tuesday night, Lassen Cares announced 88 new community cases and three new deaths.
As of the 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 update, there are 175 active COVID-19 community cases, 1,583 recovered, nine are currently hospitalized and there have been 14 deaths reported: A total of 1,781 community cases — an increase of 88 new cases since the Friday update.

At the local correctional institutions, Lassen Cares reports there are 36 active cases, 1,927 recovered and two deaths at High Desert State Prison. Additionally, there are 42 active cases and 1,162 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. 19 update, according to the CDCR COVID-19 tracker, at CCC there are currently 26 active staff cases, and 24 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 14,371 tests administered, with 12,365 returning negative and 225 pending.