Trinity County Health and Human Services said Tuesday morning that a fourth local case of COVID-19 had been confirmed.

“Trinity County Public Health Branch received lab confirmation of an asymptomatic individual that tested positive for COVID-19 residing in the Hayfork area of Trinity County,” the release stated.

A county Surveillance and Control team is currently tracing contacts to determine if exposed persons will be quarantined and monitored.

“Contact tracing is dependent on the accuracy of information provided by any individual testing positive and it can be challenging to identify all areas of the community that an individual may have visited and whether or not a face covering was worn,” the release said. “We recommend all Trinity County residents obtain testing through the Verily testing sites or other testing resources and continue to emphasize the need to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, frequent hand washing and sanitizing surfaces, and wear a face covering when out in public.”

Public health officials have stressed the importance of face covering while in public, to limit the spread of coronavirus between people.

Drive through testing sites in Trinity County are listed as the Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork, The Trinity Performing Arts Center parking lot in Weaverville, and the Lewiston Elementary School (subject to change when school starts). Officials say other sites will be added as the need arises.

To make an appointment for testing, call 1-888-634-1123 or go online to https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

The following clinics will also perform testing by appointment only.

► Dr. Donald E. Krouse, MD – 623-3735

► Hayfork Community Clinic – 628-5517

► ST Health Services – 707-574-6616

► Trinity Community Clinic – 623-4186

► Willow Creek Community Health Center – 629-3111

Go to www.trinitycounty.org for further information.

Regional numbers

As of Tuesday morning, July 28, compared to last week.

Trinity County now has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 1 from last week.

Humboldt County now has 205 confirmed cases, up 24 from last week, with 4 deaths.

Tehama County has 134 confirmed cases, up 27 from last week, with 1 death.

Siskiyou County has 64 confirmed cases, up 20 from last week, with zero deaths.

Del Norte County has 87 confirmed cases up 21 from last week, with zero deaths.

Mendocino County has 257 confirmed cases, up 43 from last week, with 6 deaths, up 4 from last week.

Glenn County has 265 confirmed cases, up 51 from last week, with 1 death.

Shasta County has 291 confirmed cases, up 49 from last week, with 8 deaths, up 1 from last week.

Butte County has 758 confirmed cases, up 236 from last week, with 5 deaths, up 1 from last week.

Colusa County has 263 confirmed cases, up 90 from last week with its first 2 deaths.

Lake County has 168 confirmed cases, up 28 from last week, with 1 death.

Lassen County now has 555 confirmed cases, up 47 from last week with zero deaths.

Neighboring Modoc County still has no confirmed cases.

Total: 3,051 confirmed cases, up 637 from last week; 28 deaths, up 8 from last week.

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