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41st COVID Related Death In Tuolumne, Calaveras County Reports 13 New Cases

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Tuolumne County — Public Health reports the deceased is a male in his 50s, but no other details were released.

Of the 35 new cases, 10 are community cases and 25 are new Sierra Conservation center inmate cases.  Public health officials report that seven of today’s new community cases are from a local care facility, which was not named, and they are “working with the state to identify an issue with the statewide reporting system as there is a delay in receiving reports.” All the new cases appear to be isolating. 13 individuals have been released from isolation and 3 people were released from the hospital.

A total of 4 Tuolumne residents are in the hospital with COVID-19. The new community cases include 1 male in his 20s, 1 female in her 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 females in their 70s and another 2 in their 80s, and 1 male and 2 females in their 90s.

Tuolumne County has a total of 3,512 cases split between 2,271 community cases and 1,241 inmate cases. Total recovered community cases are listed as 2,110 with 120 active community cases and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports 72 active inmate cases today. Total tested 24,021.

Calaveras County – Calaveras public health reports 13 new COVID-19 cases and the active cases increased by 11 to 104. A total of 1,484 are listed as recovered, an increase of 2. The report notes one less hospitalization for a total of 3 current hospitalizations. Total cases are 1,611 with 728 men, 866 women, and 17 genders not reported. The majority, 720 covid cases are in the age group 18-49, and there are 370 listed as over the age of 65. Calaveras public health reports it has been given 2,180 vaccinations, 100 more than yesterday, and continues to distribute doses to those eligible. Calaveras remains in the purple tier with 41.9 cases per day per 100,000 and an 11.9%  7-day average positivity rate.

Tuolumne County — Tuolumne remains in the purple tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy color Tier System. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials released their update reporting Tuolumne at 21.8 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100,000, and a 5.4% 7-day average positivity rate. Both Tuolumne and Calaveras have their numbers adjusted due to their low populations. Mariposa remains in the red tier.

Under the State’s guidance purple tier means:

  • Restaurants may open for outdoor dining
  • Certain low-risk youth sports competitions may resume
  • Nail salons and hairdressers may reopen indoors with modifications
  • Gyms may operate outdoors with modifications

The Tiers are updated each Tuesday based on a county’s case rate and test positivity rate.

Vaccines:  Tuolumne Public Health continues to distribute vaccine within Phase 1A of the State Vaccine Distribution Plan and has begun moving into Phase 1B starting with those age 90 and up and the education sector. They plan to continue their Points of Dispensing (PODs) weekly as vaccine supply allows.

The Sonora VA Clinic may also be an option for some. For more information navigate online to https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/  and read through the information and click on “Sign up to stay informed”. Then follow the prompts.

Sign up on one or both of the 2 lists below, submitting your name does not guarantee an appointment for a vaccine at this time.

For Tuolumne County Public Health Department vaccine inquiries go to https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/1317/COVID-Vaccine here, navigate to the bottom of the page and click on “VACCINE INTEREST FORM”, complete the form and click on “SUBMIT”

For Adventist Health Sonora Hospital list go to https://www.adventisthealth.org/sonora/patient-resources/covid-19-vaccine/ here, read through the information provided and scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click on “Schedule your appointment”, answer the questions and follow the prompts to complete the process the click on “Submit”

If you are a patient at a clinic outside of the Adventist System Network of clinics you should also call your own clinic for advice and information on their vaccination plans.

Calaveras Public Health partnered with Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center to vaccinate people living in Calaveras County who are 65 years of age and older. Persons 65 years of age and older interested in getting the vaccine should call (209) 754-2564. Those who call will need to provide their full name, date of birth, and phone number. COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free. More information on vaccine phases is on our COVID-19 page here.

Testing: A mobile COVID-19 testing team shared between Tuolumne, Mariposa and Calaveras Counties, and Yosemite National Park. The traveling sites, which will be open at the Groveland Community Hall on Mondays and Tuolumne Memorial Hall on Thursdays from 7 AM to 7 PM. Schedule an appointment up to one week ahead of time at the same LHI website as for the Mother Lode Fairgrounds testing site which is open 7 days a week: www.lhi.care/covidtesting. More details, including Calaveras testing dates, are in our events calendar here.

Call for more info: The Tuolumne COVID-19 call center is open during normal office hours for people who have questions or concerns, call 209-533-7440 for information. Calaveras has a COVID-19 call center at 209-754-2896 to provide community members with verified information about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and other frequently asked questions.

If you are having COVID-like symptoms, self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider or your local hospital, more information is at the regional website www.valleycovidhelp.com.

County/Date
Active New Cases (Total)
% County’s Pop
Hospital/ ICU (may include non-residents) Released (presumed Non-Infectious total) Deaths Est. County Pop. (Ave. Deaths All causes/mo.)

Alpine 1/26

1 1  (74)
6.5% of pop.
0 0 (72) 0 1,117 (10*)

Amador 1/25

57 3 (1,418)
3.8% of pop.
16 4 (1,333) 28 37,325 (30.5)

Calaveras 1/26

104 13 (1,611)
3.6% of pop.
3 2 (1,484) 23 44,286 (30)

Madera 1/26

2,533 61 (14,004) 8.7% of pop. 36 180 (11,296) 175 160,089 (73)

Mariposa 1/26

11 2 (357)
1.9% of pop.
1 1 (341) 5 17,778 (11*)

Merced 1/26

3,094 168 (25,743) 8.9% of pop. 51 293 (22,317) 332 287,420 (111.7)

Mono 1/26

121 2 (887) 6.3% of pop. NA 0 (762) 4 13,961 (10*)

San Joaquin 1/26

3,758 880 (60,545) 7.6% of pop. 288/87 583 (55,943) 844 782,545 (440)

Stanislaus 1/26

3,326 410 (44,852)
7.9% of pop.
291/72 447 (40,773) 803 562,303 (419.6)

Tuolumne 1/26

120 35 (3,512) 6.6% of pop. 4 13 (2,110) 41 52,353 (53.1)
Amador excludes Mule Creek State Prison from their report the % of pop. would be 7.4%
If the Sierra Conservation Center cases were excluded Tuolumne’s would be 4.2%.
10* means less than 10 deaths per month on average in that county. For other county-level statistics view our page here.

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