Lake County, CA (June 2, 2020) – Late yesterday, another 4 cases of COVID-19 were identified in Lake County, bringing our total caseload to 30 cases. Of those, 11 are active. 1 is hospitalized. 1 is housed in Lake County Jail and in stable condition. The remaining 9 are stable and under home isolation. As reported yesterday, demographic information will be distributed only once we reach 50 confirmed cases.
Even with these latest identified cases, we are seeing some clusters of infections, but no widespread community transmission. Because of the robust contact tracing that occurs with each new positive test, it is common that secondary infections are identified. COVID-19 is highly contagious, and easily spread, particularly in the period before the individual knows they are infected. Face coverings and other precautions are recommended largely on this basis; unless proactive measures are taken, it is very probable one positive individual will infect others.