1 Death, 14 New Covid Cases In Tuolumne, 8 Cases In Calaveras
Tuolumne County Public Health reports the death of a woman in her 40s. There are 14 new Covid cases since yesterday with 13 who are unvaccinated, the woman who passed away was unvaccinated. Active cases are down 5 to 75 including seven people who are hospitalized, one person who is hospitalized is vaccinated. Today’s newly reported cases had three cases age 17 or younger and two cases age 60 or older. New Covid cases by gender and age: one boy age 0 to 11, one girl and one boy age 12 to 17, four women age 18 to 29, two women in their 30s, three women in their 40s, one woman her 60s, and one woman in her 70s.
The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County increased to 19.8 from 19.4 per 100,000 population. A total of two individuals were released from isolation, in all 6,121 have been released from isolation. There have been 6,358 community cases and 146 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.
Tuolumne Public Health also shares this week is National Influenza Vaccination Week noting, “If you haven’t received a flu shot yet, there’s still time. People with certain chronic conditions are more likely to develop serious flu complications.” To protect yourself and your loved ones, flu shot appointments are available every Tuesday morning from 8:30-11:30 at the Tuolumne County Public Health Department, call to schedule at 209-533-7401.
Calaveras County Public Health reports eight new cases, active cases remains at 35 with four hospitalized. The total number of confirmed cases is 4,448. One of the new cases is age 17 or younger and none are age 65 and older, in total 819 under age 17 and 756 over 65 have been identified with covid. There are eight more recovered cases for a total of 4,322 cases recovered and 54.73% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated in the county.
Mariposa County states in an effort to be proactive they are hosting a Webinar for local businesses in regard to the Omicron Variant. Mariposa County Public Health Officer, Dr. Eric Sergienko who is also Tuolumne County’s intrim health officer, will provide a briefing regarding Omicron Variant related to the variant being identified in San Francisco. Dr. Sergienko will answer any questions or concerns. Join the webinar, Friday, December 10 at 9am go at:
Or Dial In from the United States: +1(872)240-3212 Access Code: 612-485-181
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 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.
Mariposa LHI/OptumServe testing site will move from the Senior Center to the YARTS Park and Ride beside Rite Aid on December 14. This week testing is open Tuesday to Thursday at the Senior Center site from 7:00 – 11:30 am, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Friday, December 10 the Senior Center site will be open from 7:00 – 11:30 am only. Saturday, December 11 the Senior Center site will be closed and Tuesday, December 14 the testing site will open at the YARTS Park and Ride beside Rite Aid at 7:00 am and have the following hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
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 more details are here.
Tuolumne Public Health says, “There are positive actions 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. Also, 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. These actions remain the same in light of the Omicron variant.”