TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. – Trinity County Public Health Branch (TCPHB) issued a health advisory after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the Weaverville and Hayfork area.
Public Health said they received notification of 12 positive symptomatic COVID-19 cases constituting a cluster of cases, as well as potential expansion of community spread in Weaverville and Hayfork, between Oct. 30 and the morning of Nov. 4.
Five of these cases were linked and identified on Friday, Oct. 30. Those people were immediately isolated, according to public health. Numerous close contacts were also identified and quarantined.
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Two close contacts developed symptoms and tested positive for the virus, with one individual hospitalized.
Between Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, TCPHB received lab confirmation on five additional COVID-19 positive individuals, not known to be connected to each other or the cluster of seven cases. Health officials said this indicates the potential of community spread.
The Surveillance and Control Team (SCT) said it is contacting individuals to ensure all exposed individuals are identified and quarantined.
Action News Now confirmed with TCPHB that these 12 cases are included in their current case total.