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Wastewater samples showing possible spike in coronavirus cases in Corning

New information shows far more people have coronavirus in Tehama County than have been confirmed through testing.

Posted: Jun 12, 2020 11:44 AM
Updated: Jun 12, 2020 10:20 PM

CORRECTION: Water samples never showed any signs coronavirus, and water in Corning is safe to drink, according to city manager, Kristina Miller. Only some “wastewater” samples showed evidence of COVID-19.

CORNING, Calif. – Tehama County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, a number of the cases have been identified in the Corning area, according to city officials. The city of Corning is urging people who are asymptomatic to get tested for COVID-19.

The county says a private company, Biobot Analytics, tested samples from the Corning Wastewater Treatment Plant each week in May to estimate the actual number of people who might be infected.

Health officials said some of these cases were community-acquired, whereby no specific place or event was identified to be the main source of infection.

On the week of May 19, samples showed approximately 35 cases could be from the Corning area. Health officials say this indicates the virus is more prevalent than previously thought.

RELATED: North State coronavirus cases

Now, Tehama County Public Health is urging everyone to get tested. Click Here to see where you can get tested in Tehama County.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
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Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
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San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
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Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
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Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
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Amador400
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Plumas170
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