2 New COVID Cases In Tuolumne, 5 In Calaveras
Tuolumne County — Tuolumne Public Health reports two new COVID-19 community cases, a man age 40 to 49 and a woman age 80 to 89. One person was released from the hospital, two have been released from isolation, active cases decreased one to 13, and no cases are currently hospitalized.
Tuolumne County has a total of 4,008 cases split between 2,592 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 2,520 and the total number of tests administered is 77,894. The state’s vaccine dashboard has 23,147 doses administered in Tuolumne.
Calaveras County – Calaveras public health reports five new COVID-19 cases today with the county’s total cases at 1,968 and active cases increased one to 16. Recoveries increased four to 1,902. The report has no active COVID-19 hospitalizations. In total there are 909 men, 1,041 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.
Vaccines: Twain Harte Pharmacy is now offering COVID vaccinations. Please call 586-3225 for info and appointments. Tuolumne Public Health has vaccine supply and appointments available for those who qualify at their upcoming clinics. Next Tuesday, March 23rd they will be conducting a Pfizer vaccine clinic. They encourage those who are eligible to get the COVID vaccine as soon as it’s available to them. Stating “Vaccination helps keep you and those around you protected from COVID-19, as well as reducing the spread of disease in our community.” If you or a family member, friend, or neighbor have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine, please give them a call at 533-7440 or email to Health@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov
Tuolumne County is 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. 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. 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.
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. The data and tier assignments released this week are based on the week ending March 6 with a 4.1 case rate and 1.3 test positivity rate. More Tier Level details are on our Coronavirus page here.
|For other county-level statistics view our page here.|