Both new confirmed cases come from the same household, Modoc County health officials said in a press release, adding that they are now trying to track down those who may have been in contact with the two people. They also ask any resident who has visited a local bar in the last two weeks to contact them.
Both people in Modoc County, who tested positive, are recovering at home and have not been hospitalized, officials said. The local hospital is currently tightening restrictions, health officials Modoc said, and a nurse has closed visits.
“We are fortunate not to see Covid-19 in our county so far, but it is here that we can see the number of cases increase over the next few weeks,” said Stacy Sfar, director of health services. .
“Now, more than ever, it is extremely important to respect and follow the CDC’s guidelines for reducing Covid-19 transmission.”
Modoc County, located in the northeast corner of the state
,, near Oregon and Nevada – one of the least populated counties in California, with less than 9,000 inhabitants, according to the US Census Bureau. He was also one of the first to rebuild his economy in early May, challenging Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders.
Modoc is one of five other counties in California that have reported fewer than 10 cases of the virus – including the Sierra, Alpine and Trinity, all of which are in the northern part of the state. There were more than 176,000 infections in Los Angeles County, where the state has the most cases.