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Tuolumne County Records New Case of COVID-19

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Sonora, CA – Tuolumne County Public Health Department is reporting a tenth positive case of coronavirus.

Health officials were notified last (Friday) night of a case involving a 70-year old Tuolumne County woman.  She tested positive at Adventist Health Sonora. Health officials say a second lab test is being run by a state public health laboratory to confirm the results. Currently, she is isolating at home. A trace contact investigation is underway. To date in the county, there are three individuals isolating at home and seven cases that have since recovered.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, health officials recommendations the public avoiding gatherings with anyone outside of their household, wear a face covering and practicing physical distancing of six feet or more. As for those who should get tested they offer these guidelines:

  • Those who work with the public and/or work in an essential critical infrastructure job (test every 14-28 days)
  • Those who have participated in gatherings with people outside of their household, including those which are constitutionally protected, such as places of worship or protests (test 3-5 days after the gathering)
  • Those who have traveled outside the county (test 3-5 days after travel)

Free testing is available at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, off Highway 49. Walk-ins are accepted, but making an appointment is encouraged, click here.