Public Health reports a rise in COVID-19 cases: 194 active cases

Lassen County Public Health is reporting a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.

The most recent community case counts are:

  • 194 – Active Cases
  • 42 – New Cases
  • 2,558 – Recovered Cases
  • Five – Currently Hospitalized
  • 27 – Deaths (all unvaccinated)
  • 2,784 – Total
  • 18 of the 194 (9 percent) of the active cases were vaccinated

As a result of this rise, according to a statement from public health, the Emergency Room at Banner Lassen Medical Center has a larger than normal number of unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 like symptoms and or are confirmed to have COVID-19. Public Health would like to remind everyone that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to an area with apparent community spread, to call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that the appropriate precautions can be taken.

For anyone seeking a COVID-19 test, they may contact the local Rite-Aid Pharmacy or the local Walgreens Pharmacy.

Public Health is also offering COVID-19 testing with no appointment necessary:

  • Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

For those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, they may contact the local Rite-Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens Pharmacy, or the Wal-Mart Pharmacy. Public Health is also offering COVID-19 vaccines:

Moderna/ J&J Vaccine on Tuesdays 9 to 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome

Pfizer on Thursdays 9 to 11:30 a.m. No walk-ins.

For additional information and updates, please visit lassencares.org. and the Lassen County Facebook page.

For questions you may call Lassen County Public Health from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 530-251-8183.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine you may go online to myturn.ca.gov/.

“As always, Lassen County Public Health’s main focus is the health and safety of our community,” read the statement.