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18 Newly Reported Covid Deaths In The Mother Lode This Week

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As reported here Tuolumne County Public Health is providing weekly updates and has discontinued daily Covid reports. Tuolumne, Calaveras and Mariposa each report six deaths, details below.

Tuolumne County Public Health for Saturday, February 26 through Friday, March 4th Tuolumne Public Health reports six newly confirmed Covid deaths, all men; one in his 90s, two in their 80s, two in their 70s, and one in his 60s. The Public Health team sends its condolences to their families and friends and notes, “some of the new cases being reported are reinfections from prior dates which often take longer to identify, investigate, and report. Therefore, while they are included in our total case count, they may not be reflected in the current 14-day case rate.”

There are 101 new community Covid cases, active cases decreased 31 to 59. Eight people where hospitalized with Covid this week. There are 64 new inmate cases at the Sierra Conservation Center. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports four currently active inmate cases. Last week, including Saturday and Sunday there were a total of 140 new community cases, 16 new Sierra Conservation Center Inmate Cases, and no reported deaths.

The newly reported community cases this week include 17 cases age 17 or younger and 22 cases age 60 or older. The new Covid cases demographics: four girls and three boys age 11 or younger, three girls and seven boys age 12 to 17, six women and five men age 18 to 29, 14 women and nine men in their 30s, four women and eight men in their 40s, six women and ten men in their 50s, five women and five men in their 60s, seven women and two men in their 70s, one woman and one man in their 80s and one man age 90 or older.

The total current case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County decreased to 14.1 from 25.7 per 100,000 population. A total of 129 were released from isolation in all 10,270 have been released from isolation. The 7-day test positivity rate is 3.6% and 62% of the population eligible to get vaccinated has been vaccinated.

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 contact your doctor to discuss potential treatment options.

Calaveras County Public Health is doing daily reports and this week reported six deaths. One man in his 70s on Monday, one woman in her in her 90s, one woman in her 80s, two men in their 70s and one woman in her 60s.

This week there are 42 new cases Saturday including seven new cases today. Active cases increased three to 21 including one Covid hospitalization. There are 32 more counted as recovered for a total of 7,061 and 57.26% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated in the county.

Mariposa Public Health reports six new deaths, also noting the information was delayed and comes “As hospitals continue to come down off of their surge and are able to provide more regular reports.” Health officials stated in their March 2nd update “we anticipate there may be additional deaths confirmed.” Todays, Friday update did not note any new deaths. There were eleven new cases today and a total of 33 newly reported cases Saturday through today.

COVID-19 Testing schedule an appointment at the LHI State Covid testing site at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds by going to or by calling 888-634-1123.

COVID-19 Vaccine The CDC recommends people receive a booster shot if they completed a Pfizer series at least five months ago, the Moderna series at least six months ago, or a J&J vaccine at least two months ago. Vaccine appointments can be made through by calling 833-422-4255 or through local pharmacies, more details are here. California is moving to an “endemic” approach with the “SMARTER Plan as detailed here.

Active (Hospital)
Total 2022 All Cases (All Deaths)
Amador 2/28 (M/Th) 37 38 (9) 1,686 5,871
Calaveras 3/4 (W/F) 7 21 (1) 2,485 7,198
Mariposa 3/4 (W/F) 0 33 (12) 1,112 2,971
Mono 3/4 (W/F) 1 N/A 991 2,961
Stanislaus 3/4 (W/F) 173 4,457 (59) 34,019 118,997
Tuolumne 2/25-3/4 165* 59 (8) 4,904 13,126 (175)
Reported cases at end of 2021 and 2020 Amador updates Monday and Thursday.