Lassen County reaches 111 COVID-19 cases: Nine active, one hospitalized

Lassen County currently has nine active COVID-19 cases, 102 are recovered and one person is currently hospitalized for the virus, Lassencares shared Tuesday morning, Oct. 6. There have zero deaths related to COVID-19 locally.

According to lassencares, there have been 637 inmate cases at correctional facilities in Lassen County. There are no active cases and 627 recovered cases at the California Correctional Center. There are no active cases and four recovered cases at High Desert State Prison. There are four active cases and two recovered case at the Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong.

There have been 8,826 total tested, with 8,695 negative tests and 20 pending tests.

On Friday, Oct. 3, the local COVID-19 Incident Command announced Lassen County had it first hospitalized case, with the patient in “critical condition.”

According to the statement, this individual was tested and confirmed to be positive by local healthcare providers. The patient was transported to an out of state medical facility and is in critical condition. No further details about the patient will be shared to protect patient privacy. Lassen County Public Health is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates when appropriate.

Local schools are also seeing some impacts. Johnstonville Elementary, in a now-deleted Facebook post, shared a student allegedly tested positive for COVID-19, which prompted the district to move to distance learning Sept. 24 and returning to campus today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Shaffer Elementary School District also announced in a Sunday, Oct. 4, Facebook post that it was notified by Lassen County Department of Education and the department of health that some students on campus had been in contact with COVID-19.

“In an effort to limit the exposure of COVID-19 to students and staff across our campus, we will be utilizing our distance learning model for the upcoming two weeks (Oct. 5 through Oct. 16),” read the post from the district.

If you feel like you or someone you care for is exhibiting symptoms, call the Call Center at Public Health at (530) 251-8100.