Lassen, CCC COVID-19 cases increase

Lassen Cares, the county’s COVID-19 reporting site, updated the current pandemic numbers as of 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. The number of COVID-19 cases in Lassen County increased by three since Monday and the number of prison cases increased by eight.

Lassen Cares Facebook page reports 76 total community cases — 13 active and 63 recovered; 619 total inmate cases — 81 active cases and 532 recovered cases at the California Correctional Center; zero active cases and five recovered cases at High Desert State Prison; and one active case at the Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong.

The county has administered 5,049 tests, and 4,911 have been negative and test results are pending on 138tests.

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, lassencares reported a total of 236 serology tests have been administered (looking for antibodies), with two positive results and 234 negative results.