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3 New COVID Cases In Tuolumne, 5 New Cases In Calaveras

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Tuolumne County — Tuolumne Public Health reports three new COVID-19 community cases, a girl age 17 or younger, a woman age 40 to 49 and a man age 60 to 69 that appear to be isolating.  Two individuals were released from isolation active cases increased one to 14 and one remains hospitalized.

Tuolumne County has a total of 4,006 cases split between 2,590 community cases and the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) inmate cases remain at 1,416. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports SCC has one active COVID-19 positive inmate at the prison today. Total community cases released from isolation are 2,517 and the total number of tests administered is 77,448. The state’s vaccine dashboard has 22,418 doses administered in Tuolumne.

Calaveras County – Calaveras public health reports five new COVID-19 cases today with the county’s total cases at 1,963 and active cases increased three to 15. Recoveries increased two to 1,898. The report has no active COVID-19 hospitalizations. In total there are 906 men, 1,039 women and 18 with no gender reported. The total number of people over 65 years old identified with COVID since the pandemic began remains 433.

State’s Blueprint To Reopen:  As reported here Tuolumne is in the Red Tier along with Calaveras. Evaluations are done by the state on Tuesday. Today’s data and tier assignments are based on the week ending March 6 with a 4.1 case rate and 1.3 test positivity rate. Public health says “In addition to getting a vaccine when it becomes available to you, continuing to follow preventive measures such as physical distancing, wearing a face covering, and staying home when sick or experiencing symptoms will help us continue on the path to the Orange Tier and avoid moving back to Purple.” More Tier Level details are on our Coronavirus page here.

Vaccines: Twain Harte Pharmacy is now offering COVID vaccinations. Please call 586-3225 for info and appointments.  Tuolumne Public Health is continuing its vaccination efforts and encourage the public to get vaccinated as it becomes available to them. If you or a family member, friend, or neighbor have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine, please give us a call at 533-7440 or email to Health@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

They are vaccinating those age 55 and older and age 18-64 with defined high-risk health conditions (more detail here) as well as those in the following sectors being approved by the state: foster/resource parents, transit/transportation, utilities, those who work with the homeless population, and high-risk congregate settings such as shelters and detention facilities. If you believe you qualify for currently eligible groups, please call them at 533-7440 or complete their online vaccine inquiry form here.

The State has announced the statewide rollout of a new COVID vaccination registration system called MyTurn. At this time, Tuolumne Public Health still recommends completing their online vaccine inquiry form (if the form is not working call 533-7440) if you are interested in getting the vaccine to ensure that Tuolumne can contact you.

Calaveras is using California’s My Turn platform for vaccination clinics at Frogtown, 2465 Gun Club Road in Angels Camp. To find out if you are eligible to be vaccinated sign up at https://myturn.ca.gov Our vaccine information page is here.

Testing: The Mother Lode Fairgrounds testing site will be open Sunday to Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM, closed Friday and Saturdays. It was closed today due to a staffing shortage, it is planned to open again tomorrow. The Groveland site is at the Youth Center, 18950 Hwy 120 on Thursdays from 7 AM to 7 PM. Individuals can select the site location when making their appointment at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. More details, including Calaveras testing dates, are in our events calendar here.

County/Date
Tier Color
Active
Cases
New Cases 
Total Cases COVID
Deaths
Amador 3/17 19 2 1,634 36
Calaveras 3/18 15 5 1,963 50
Mariposa 3/18 3 1 400 7
Mono 3/18 13 2 975 4
Stanislaus 3/18 680 28 51,867 978
Tuolumne 3/18 14 3 4,006 59
For other county-level statistics view our page here.

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