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3 New COVID Cases In Tuolumne, Two In Calaveras

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Tuolumne County — Tuolumne Public Health reports three new COVID cases today, a women age 18 to 29, a women age 50 to 59, and a man age 60 to 69. Two cases are currently hospitalized, 21 are considered active and one person was released from isolation.

Tuolumne County has a total of 4,089 cases split between 2,673 community cases and 1,416 Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) inmate cases, there are currently no active COVID-19 positive inmates at the prison. Total community cases released from isolation are 2,588 and the total number of tests administered is 88,896. The county report lists 35,697 vaccine doses administered in Tuolumne.

Tuolumne Public Health is advocating for vaccination saying “Let’s get to immunity!” the county’s vaccine coverage is approximately 44% and the Statewide average is approximately 52%, meaning the State’s new rules for small counties that almost qualify for a lower-tier won’t apply until vaccine coverage within the county is equal to or within 5% of the statewide average. For the week ending April 10, Tuolumne County saw a decrease in its Case Rate to 1.9 from 2.7 and Test Positivity Rate at 1.1% from 1.8%  and remains in the Orange Tier.

Public Health says “We encourage everyone to get the COVID vaccine. Vaccination helps keep you and those around you protected from COVID-19, as well as reducing the spread of disease in our community.”

Testing: The Mother Lode Fairgrounds testing site is open Sunday to Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM, closed Friday and Saturdays. Beginning Sunday, April 25, the Fairgrounds testing site hours will be reduced to Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM. 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 information, are in our events calendar here.

Calaveras County – The Calaveras Tuesday public health report has two new cases since yesterday with the county’s total COVID cases at 2,064. Active cases decreased to 9 and recoveries remain at 2,003. One Calaveras resident is hospitalized with COVID. Calaveras is in the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

In total there have been 960 men, 1,088 women, and 18 with no gender reported infected with COVID-19. The total number of people over 65 years old identified with COVID is 447 since the pandemic began. Calaveras reports 27,904 vaccinations given. Calaveras went to a 2.5 Case Rate from a 2.7 Case Rate and a 5.8% Test Positivity Rate up from 5.5%.

Mariposa County – Mariposa County Public Health reports one new case. They have a total of 429 cases with 11 cases currently active and one of the cases is hospitalized. As reported here, Mariposa County’s weekly tests of the wastewater in Yosemite National Park found the UK variant is present. Mariposa remains in the Orange Tier.

Vaccines – Individuals should register on MyTurn at https://myturn.ca.gov to be notified of upcoming vaccination clinics and to schedule appointments. You can also call 833-422-4255. Tuolumne Public Health’s clinic scheduled for April 22nd has openings for appointments through MyTurn, Calaveras Public Health has been using the system for over a month and Mariposa is also using it. Calaveras notes people who don’t have an email address or mobile phone should call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa-Su 8AM-5PM) for assistance. Due to technical issues, those who live in the 95223 area (Arnold) should enter 95222 as their zip code when searching for a location near you.

As of April 15th, eligibility has opened to everyone 16+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna) with photo ID, not currently have COVID-19 or been exposed to COVID or had a flu shot within the last 14 days. More information about the local pharmacies and other places offering the vaccine are here.

County/Date
Tier Color
Active
Cases
New Cases 
Total Cases COVID
Deaths
Amador 4/20 20 2 1,751 38
Calaveras 4/21 9 2 2,064 52
Mariposa 4/21 11 1 429 7
Mono 4/21 5 0 1,014 4
Stanislaus 4/21 438 58 54,158 1,035
Tuolumne 4/21 21 3 4,089 64
For other county-level statistics view our page here.

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