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1 Death, 62 New Covid-19 Cases In Tuolumne County

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Tuolumne County Public Health reports the death of a woman in her 60s due to Coivd-19.

There are 62 new Covid cases reported Saturday through today, 43 are community cases, active community cases decreased 85 to 175 including 11 people who are hospitalized. There are 19 newly identified inmate cases at the Sierra Conservation Center from Saturday through Monday. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports 74 active inmate cases. There have been 2,393 inmate cases according to Tuolumne Public Health. The first wave of inmate cases reaching a peak of 831 cases in 14 days vs. a peak of 775 in the most recent wave. The prison’s inmate population is currently 2,930.

The newly reported community cases include three cases age 17 or younger and nine cases age 60 or older. The new Covid cases demographics: one girl age 11 or younger, one girl and one boy age 12 to 17, three women and four men age 18 to 29, two women and seven men in their 30s, three women and five men in their 40s, two women and four men in their 50s, four women and one man in their 60s, and three women and one man in their 70s.

The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County decreased to 51.7 from 67.3 per 100,000 population. The case rate reached a high of 174.8 on January 24th. A total of 125 were released from isolation in all 9,903 have been released from isolation. The 7-day test positivity rate is 9.1% and 62% of the population eligible to get vaccinated has been vaccinated. Vaccination details per case are no longer reported, the state vaccination trends are here.

You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolating when you have symptoms or a positive test result. Also, notify any close contacts you’ve had from 2 days before you became ill or got tested. Any close contacts should follow current quarantine guidance and get tested 3-5 days after exposure. If you are at high risk of severe disease or hospitalization, you can contact your doctor to discuss potential treatment options. If you are not symptomatic, have not tested positive for COVID-19 recently, and are not in quarantine, public health officials recommend getting vaccinated or boosted.

Calaveras County Public Health reports 43 new cases since Friday, February 11. There are 32 fewer active cases for a total of 42 active cases including six Covid hospitalizations. Calaveras reports positive cases age 17 and under are at 1,400 or more, and cases age 65 and older remain at 1,100 or more, specific numbers are no longer provided. There are 75 more counted as recovered for a total of 6,840 and 57.03% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated in the county.

California Department of Public Health updated health orders and guidance, masks are only required on public transit, in schools (update here), and in care/hospital settings and indoors for those not vaccinated as of February 16. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are highly recommended: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx Details are also in the news story here. Mega events guidance, long-term care, hospital visitation, skilled nursing and care facilities visitation guidance are in yesterday’s report here.

COVID-19 Testing Public health recommends scheduling an appointment to get tested 5 days after possible exposure and if you are having any symptoms, to get tested right away. The Tuolumne County State testing site schedule is 7 days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.  Appointments can be made at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Testing is also available at pharmacies, at Rapid Care, and the hospital emergency department if you are experiencing any symptoms, or contact your healthcare provider. More details are here.

COVID-19 Vaccine The CDC recommends people receive a booster shot if they completed a Pfizer series at least five months ago, or the Moderna series at least six months ago, or a J&J vaccine at least two months ago. Vaccine appointments for children ages 5 to 11 can also be made through myturn.ca.gov, or by calling 833-422-4255, or through local pharmacies, more details are here. For ways to manage a fear of needles or a phobia and help others with it, view the CDC’s information guide here. Learn more about self-care strategies by visiting namica.org

County
Date
New 
Active (Hospital)
Total 2022 All Cases (All Deaths)
Amador 2/10 (M/Th) 50 239 (18) 1,538 5,704
(67)
Calaveras 2/14 43 42 (6) 2,288 6,989
(107)
Mariposa 2/14 13 47 (21) 1,027 2,890
(20)
Mono 2/14 10 N/A 981 2,951
(8)
Stanislaus 2/14 519 5,997 (161) 31,761 116,566
(1,590)
Tuolumne 2/14 62 175 (11) 4,610 12,637 (166)
Reported cases at end of 2021 and 2020 Amador updates Monday and Thursday.

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