26 New Covid Cases In Tuolumne, 46 In Calaveras
Tuolumne County Public Health reports 26 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday’s report, 19 unvaccinated. Active cases are up 5 to 131 including 8 unvaccinated people who are hospitalized. The California Department of public health reports two ICU beds available in Tuolumne which is one less than the previous day, the bed count is delayed by a day.
Today’s newly reported cases had 3 cases age 17 or younger and 10 cases age 60 or older. New COVID-19 cases by gender and age: 1 boy under age 11, 1 girl and 1 boy age 12 to 17, 1 woman and 1 man age 18 to 29, 1 woman and 2 men in their 30s, 1 woman and 2 men in their 40s, 5 women in their 50s, 3 women and 2 men in their 60s, 1 woman and 1 man their 70s, and 1 woman and 2 men in their 80s.
The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County decreased to 30.9 from 33 per 100,000 population yesterday. A total of 21 individuals were released from isolation today, in all 5,862 have been released from isolation. There have been 6,131 community cases and 138 deaths or 11% of a 52,353 population and 57% of the population eligible to get vaccinated has been vaccinated. There have been 1,621 inmate cases, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports no active COVID-19 case at the Sierra Conservation Center. The SCC manages 3,271 inmates including all the southern fire conservation camps.
Calaveras County Public Health reports 46 new cases since yesterday with active cases increasing to 29, including four Covid hospitalizations there were 44 more cases listed as recovered. There are 12 new cases of Calaveras children under 17 and one more case over 65. Since the pandemic began Calaveras reports 768 Covid-19 positive children who are 17 and under and 726 Covid-19 positive people 65 and over. Calaveras has vaccinated 53.8% of their population eligible to get vaccinated.
Holiday Gatherings The California Department of health’s recommendations for staying safe during the holidays is to celebrate in ways that don’t spread COVID-19 and to take steps to prevent its spread:
Get vaccinated. It’s the best way to protect others.
Keep gatherings small
If everyone at an indoor gathering is fully vaccinated, masks are optional
If your guests are unvaccinated or you don’t know their status, plan gatherings that are small, short, and outdoors.
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth:
When social distancing is not possible
When you might be around unvaccinated people, especially indoors
When around older individuals or people with medical conditions
When gathering inside, ventilate well. Open doors and windows, run HVAC systems, and install high-quality air filters.
Check local conditions. Your county may have stricter guidance than the state. Take extra precautions when local levels of virus transmission are high.
Activate CA Notify and ask your guests to do the same. CA Notify anonymously notifies individuals of a possible exposure.
Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Stay home if you are sick
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, get tested right away. The Tuolumne County State testing site is open 7 days a week beginning from 7 AM to 7 PM (closed on Thanksgiving Day) 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 Vaccine appointments and booster vaccine shots available to adults over 18 as detailed here or for children ages 5 to 11 can be made through myturn.ca.gov, by calling 833-422-4255, or the pediatric vaccine may also be available through some pharmacies and healthcare providers.
Tuolumne Public Health will be holding a COVID-19 (Moderna) clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 10am-12pm and 12:45-2:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church located at 11155 Jackson St. Columbia, CA 95310. Initial vaccine series are available for those 18 years old and older and additional dose/boosters are available for those eligible. Walk-ins welcomed, appointments encouraged, to schedule go to myturn.ca.gov For more information call (209) 533-7440.
The Calaveras Public Health mobile vaccination and testing team is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds. Appointments are necessary, go to myturn.ca.gov.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are also available at local pharmacies more details are here. Appointments for COVID-19 boosters can be made at myturn.ca.gov. If you would like to get a different booster from your initial vaccine series, call Tuolumne County’s COVID-19 Information line to arrange an appointment (209) 533-7440.