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.