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1 New Death Due To COVID-19, 9 New Cases In Tuolumne, 3 Fewer Cases In Calaveras

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Tuolumne County — Tuolumne Public Health sadly reports the death of a man in his 80s due to COVID-19 who was recently hospitalized.

Tuolumne Public Health reports 4 new community cases and 5 new Sierra Conservation Center inmate cases. All of the cases appear to be isolating, and two residents with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized. Active community cases decreased to 30, and 18 were released from isolation since Wednesday.

The new community cases are 1 female under 17, 1 female age 18-29, 1 male age 40-49, and 1 male age 50-59.

Tuolumne County has a total of 3,866 cases split between 2,485 community cases and 1,381 inmate cases. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports 120 active inmate cases at the Sierra Conservation Center today. Total community cases released from isolation are listed as 2,399 The total tested number is 69,588.

Calaveras County – Calaveras public health’s report has 3 fewer COVID-19 cases since yesterday with the county’s active cases increasing by 3 to 40. Recoveries decreased by 6 to 1,831. The report notes one current COVID-19 hospitalization. Total cases are 1,896 with 870 men, ‘1k’ women, and 18 with no gender reported. Yesterday there were 74 with no gender reported, there is an undercount of 8, it is possible the ‘1k’ describes 1,008 women. No specific reason for the decrease was provided by Calaveras Public Health. There are 2 fewer cases of people over the age of 65 since yesterday for a total of 425.

Vaccines: Tuolumne Public health says they continue vaccinations within Phase 1A and 1B of the state COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan including those 70 and older and moving down to 65 and older, the education, childcare, and emergency services sectors, and beginning the food and agriculture sector.

Tuolumne Public Health notes Vaccine deliveries have been delayed due to extreme weather being experienced throughout the country, which may impact our clinics next week.

Our vaccine information page is here. Details about scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments with CVS or Rite Aid are here.

Those who want to volunteer for the COVID response, specifically at vaccine clinics and the community COVID information line will find more information here: www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/volunteer

In Calaveras persons 65 and older interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please call Mark Twain Medical Center to schedule an appointment at (209) 754-2536 and provide your full name, date of birth, and a phone number to best reach you.

Testing: A mobile COVID-19 testing team is 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.

State’s Blueprint To Reopen: Calaveras and Tuolumne remain in the purple tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy color Tier System. Test positivity released Tuesday for Tuolumne, excluding prisons with a 7-day lag, is 4% down from 5.5%. The 7-day average case rate per 100,000 is 13.1 compared to 15 last week. For Calaveras, testing positivity is 8% matching last week’s rate and a 21 case rate up from 18 case rate. The test positivity rates qualify the counties for lesser restrictive tiers but the case rates do not even when adjusted for the small population. The chart with more details is on our Coronavirus page here.

County/Date
Active New Cases 
Total Cases Deaths

Alpine 2/18

1 1 80 0

Amador 2/18

41 4 1,555 32

Calaveras 2/18

40 -3 1,896 25

Madera 2/18

884 45 15,118 201

Mariposa 2/18

5 0
388 7

Merced 2/18

1,367 79 28,385 384

Mono 2/18

31 -1 944 4

San Joaquin 2/18

2,901 46 65,705 1,021

Stanislaus 2/18

1,442 84 49,350 916

Tuolumne 2/18

30 9 3,866 56
For other county-level statistics view our page here.

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