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3 New Covid Deaths, 11 New Cases In Tuolumne And Calaveras County

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Tuolumne County Public Health reports three new deaths due to Covid, all men who were unvaccinated, one in his 50s, one in his 60s, and a one in his 70s.

There are 11 new Covid cases since yesterday, with 10 who are unvaccinated. Active cases are down 2 to 74 including 10 people who are hospitalized, 5 who are hospitalized are vaccinated. Today’s newly reported cases had 3 cases age 17 or younger and 2 cases age 60 or older. New Covid cases by gender and age:  2 girls and 1 boy age 0 to 11, 2 women and 1 man in their 30s, 2 women and 1 man in their 50s, 1 woman in her 60s, and 1 woman in her 70s.

The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County decreased to 18.2 from 18.7 per 100,000 population yesterday. A total of 10 individuals were released from isolation today, in all 6,038 have been released from isolation. There have been 6,256 community cases and 144 deaths. A total of 58% 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 case at the Sierra Conservation Center. The SCC manages 3,271 inmates including all the southern fire conservation camps.

The first Omicron variant case was confirmed in a traveler who returned to the Bay Area from South Africa on November 22 as detailed here.

Calaveras County Public Health reports 11 new cases, active cases decreased 2 to 29 with two hospitalized. The total number of confirmed cases is 4,370. A total of two of the new cases are age 17 or younger and four are age 65 and older, in total 801 under ave 17 and 745 over 65 have been identified with covid. There are 13 more recovered cases for a total of 4,252 cases recovered and 54.23% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated in the county.

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. Adventist Health is hosting a walk-in children’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday, Dec. 3 from 4 – 6 p.m

The Calaveras Public Health mobile vaccination and testing team is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations (a pediatric Pfizer dose) 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.

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.

The State Public Health put out a statement about the omicron variant as detailed here. At this time, there are no identified cases in the United States. Our Coivd-19 information page is here.

County/Date
Active
New
Total  Deaths
Amador 11/29 40 36 3,778 57
Calaveras 12/1 29 11 4,370 89
Mariposa 12/1 27 6 1,607 18
Mono 12/1 69 6 1,666 5
Stanislaus 11/30 985 50 81,403 1,417
Tuolumne 12/1 74 11 7,877 144

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