One New Death From COVID In Tuolumne County, 6 New Cases, 21 Active
Sonora, CA – Tuolumne County Health Officials report one new death of a resident due to COVID-19. The individual had been hospitalized and public health says, “We extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”
As the upward trend in COVID-19 cases continues Tuolumne Public Health reports six new cases today. Two of the new cases are in isolation and four are hospitalized, and one previously isolated case has now been hospitalized. Three previously isolated individuals have been listed as recovered. Known Tuolumne tests: 12,717, total positive 285, active cases 21, total recovered 245. A total of 14 inmates who have recovered are included in Tuolumne County’s number of positive cases.
The state COVID-19 testing site is moving to Sonora. Beginning next Tuesday November 3, free testing is available to all at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. Appointment slots between 7 AM and 7 PM are now available at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888) 634-1123.
In July as reported here Tuolumne County had 34 active COVID-19 cases in isolation but has not had over 21 active cases before July or since August. Public Health previously stated, “Tuolumne County remains in Tier 3- Orange but is at risk of moving to a more restrictive tier if this trend continues.” Tuolumne has been at Tier 3 Orange for eight weeks, tier levels are assessed and updated on Tuesdays. Stanislaus recently moved from Tier 1 Purple to Tier 2 Red and may reopen schools. Tier 1 Purple designates widespread coronavirus risk and schools in Madera and other Purple-Tier counties have not been allowed to reopen. Many factors are considered when addressing risk categories in the state’s 4 Tier color-coded system for reopening businesses other than the numbers in the chart below more details are here.
|Daily COVID-19 Cases|
|Totals (Cumulative) COVID-19 Cases|
||Recovered (increase)||Total Positives||Deaths|
|San Joaquin||20,613 (+76)||21,988||492|
For county population and other county-level statistics view our page here.
If you are having COVID-like symptoms, self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider or the Adventist Health Triage Line at 209-536-5166 Mon-Fri, or 209-536-5000 after hours. If you need immediate medical attention, please call ahead and go to Rapid Care or the Emergency Department. You can also visit www.valleycovidhelp.com for more information.
The no-cost state testing site currently located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds will be moving to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora at the end of October. The site will be open for testing beginning Tuesday, November 3. Appointments can be made for testing beginning a few days before opening day at www.lhicare.com/covidtesting.
The testing site at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is open Tuesday – Saturday 7am to 7pm. The site offers to test children ages 3 and older (accompanied by a parent or guardian). Tuolumne County Public Health encourages anyone concerned about possible exposure to get tested and essential workers are encouraged to get tested every two weeks.
It is important that people continue to follow prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Practice physical distancing at all times. Keep 6 feet space between yourself and others who are not part of your household. Stay in your household bubble!
- Wear a face covering in public.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Avoid gatherings of any size with people who are not part of your household.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid unnecessary travel, and limit your outings to essential tasks.
Thank you for your support and efforts to protect the safety and health of our community