2 New COVID-19 Deaths and 88 New Cases In Tuolumne
Tuolumne Public Health reports two new deaths due to COVID-19, a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s.
Tuolumne officials report 88 new COVID-19 cases since Friday’s report, 26 on Saturday and 62 on Monday. They state a large number of the new cases reported today are the result of a delay in test results the State testing site experienced last week.
There are 159 active cases including 8 who are hospitalized. The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County is up to 44.1 from 40.1 per 100,000 population. A total of 4,571 have been released from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, there have been 103 deaths and 1,620 inmate cases with 2 currently active, for a total of 6,453 positive COVID-19 cases. Of Tuolumne’s population eligible to be vaccinated 55% have been vaccinated.
Today’s newly reported cases include 24 cases age 17 or younger and 11 cases are age 60 and older. The gender and age breakdown is; 4 girls and 8 boys age 0-11, 7 girls and 5 boys age 12-17, 9 women and 5 men age 18-29, 7 women and 7 men age 30-39, 9 women and 9 men age 40 to 49, 4 women and 3 men age 50-59, 4 women and 1 man age 60 to 69, 2 men age 70 to 79, 2 women and 1 man age 80 to 89 and 1 woman age 90 or older.
Of the 88 new community cases, 75 were unvaccinated and 13 were vaccinated. Both men who passed away were also unvaccinated. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot information is here.
Calaveras County Public Health reports 8 new Covid cases since Friday’s report, active cases decreased one to 95 including 3 current Covid hospitalizations. There are 2 new cases age 0-17 and no new cases in individuals age 65 years old or older. Since the pandemic began Calaveras has had 516 Covid-19 positive people who are 17 and under and 598 Covid-19 positive people 65 and over. Calaveras has vaccinated 53.15% of their eligible population.
Long COVID Calaveras County Public Health shared details, “A recent study found that 1 in 3 people aged 18+ who tested positive for COVID-19 reported at least 1 symptom 2 months after the positive test. Rates were higher among those 40 and older and those with pre-existing conditions. Symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, and muscle or joint aches. The term “long COVID” is used to describe symptoms experienced from weeks to months by persons recovering from COVID. Being fully vaccinated lowers your risk of severe symptoms, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. People should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID. It has not yet been shown how long you are protected from getting COVID again after you recover from COVID. Vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID. Don’t wait. Vaccinate.”
In Calaveras, mobile vaccination clinics now do COVID-19 testing. For COVID-19 testing times and locations go to: https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/. Walk-ins only for COVID-19 testing. No appointment needed. Register online to reduce waiting time: https://bit.ly/3wpNEUU
COVID-19 Testing Public health recommends if you believe you have been exposed to COVID, schedule an appointment to get tested 5 days after exposure and if you are having any symptoms, please get tested right away. The Tuolumne County State testing site is open 7 days a week beginning from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Appointments can be scheduled at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123 the same website and phone number can be used to schedule tests in other counties. Testing is also available through some pharmacies, at Rapid Care, the hospital emergency department if you are experiencing any symptoms, or contact your healthcare provider.
COVID-19 Vaccines Tuolumne Public Health says “There are positive actions that we can take to protect ourselves and those around us from illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Vaccination is the most important step we can take to reduce the spread of disease, and reduce the impact to our healthcare system. In addition, the continued practice of other preventive actions like wearing a mask in public, keeping your distance, avoiding crowds, washing hands, cleaning surfaces, and staying home when sick will help slow the spread of the virus.”
Vaccine appointments can be made at local pharmacies and through myturn.ca.gov or by calling 833-422-4255. Anyone 12 and older is eligible for a COVID vaccine, Pfizer is approved for anyone age 12 or over. As detailed here healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated by September 30. The Pfizer vaccine requires 3 weeks between doses and the Moderna requires 4 weeks. The J&J vaccine requires only one dose. Call or email with any questions you may have Tuolumne is available at (209) 533-7440 Health@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov, Mariposa at (209) 259-1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org more numbers are available on our COVID-19 vaccine page here.