3 new COVID-19 deaths in Tuolumne and 3 new deaths in Calaveras

Tuolumne public health reports three new COVID-19 deaths for people recently hospitalized; a man in the 60s, a woman in the 70s and a man in the 80s.

Public Health reports 96 new community cases, including two new Sierra Conservation Center inmates since Friday. There are 407 active Community cases, including 18 currently pending. Interim Health Officer, Dr. Eric Sergienko, noted on Friday that state modeling indicates that the number is likely to continue to rise in the Mother Lode region until sometime between 20-22. August and then hopefully start leveling off, as reported here.

Calaveras County Public Health reports three new COVID-19 deaths, no further details are available. The county counts a total of 61 Covid deaths since the pandemic began. The last two Covid deaths were reported last month on July 16th. Calaveras also reports 19 new Covid cases since Friday, 139 active cases and two active hospitalizations. Four of the cases are aged 0-17 years, and there are four new cases in persons 65 years and older. Since the pandemic began, they have had 286 Covid-19 positive people aged 17 and under and 501 Covid-19 positive people 65 and over. Calavera’s highest active case peaked at 123 during the first rise in COVID-19 in December / January.

Tuolumne test The state test site, which is currently in the Tuolumne Memorial Hall, is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Results through the LHI State test site are rapidly reversing at present, currently between 24-48 hours. This Wednesday, August 18thth the test site will move back to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora and open at 6 p.m. 10 that day. Thereafter, the site will be open every day from 7:00 to 19:00. Due to increased demand, agreements should be made rather than entered into. Appointments can be scheduled at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Tests are also available through Rapid Care or the hospital’s emergency department if you experience symptoms or contact your doctor.

Vaccine Appointments in Calaveras, Tuolumne or Mariposa can be made at local pharmacies and via myturn.ca.gov or by calling 833-422-4255. All 12 and older are eligible for the COVID vaccine, Pfizer is approved for anyone over 12 years of age. If you have any questions about MyTurn and the registration process, please call Tuolumne Public Health at 533-7440 or email [email protected]

Tuolumne report continues The overall current case rate, a rolling average of 14 days for Tuolumne County is 51.4 per. 100,000 inhabitants. The case rate for vaccinated persons is 13.9 and for unvaccinated is 83.6.

The gender and age breakdown for the 94 Community cases is; 3 girls and 7 boys aged 0-11, 6 girls and 7 boys aged 12-17, 8 women and 8 men aged 18-29, 6 women and 7 men aged 30-39 years, 7 women and 3 men aged 40-49 years, 9 women and 4 men aged 50-59 years, 2 women and 9 men aged 60-69 years, 2 women and 3 men aged 70 to 79 years and 3 women aged 80-89 year.

Thirteen of the new cases were vaccinated, 11 with Moderna and 2 with Pfizer. Out of 909 cases, since June 15, when the first vaccinated person was reported to have a breakthrough Covid infection, a total of 92 have been identified.

A total of 22,157 Tuolumne residents are fully vaccinated and 3,763 are partially vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 52% of those eligible in Tuolumne, 12 years and older.

The California Department of Corrections reports 40 active cases at the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). A total of 68% of the 3,260 inmates administered by the prison, which includes all southern fire camps, have been fully vaccinated and 1,524 inmates have been released. There have been no SCC deaths for inmates due to Coivd-19.

The California Department of Public Health and the local County Health Department issued masking guidelines for universal indoor masking as described here. Information and guidance on isolation and quarantine is available at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-on-Isolation-and-Quarantine-for-COVID-19- Contact-Tracing.aspx Guidelines for self-care and more tips from the CDC are here.

Calaveras Public Health shares “The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is: Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to protect yourself and others, Stay 6 feet apart not living with you. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based rubbing alcohol to get rid of bacteria on your hands. Symptoms may occur 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Fever or chills, Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, pain in muscles or body, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Look for warning signs for COVID-19. If someone shows signs, seek emergency help immediately: Problems breathing, New confusion or weakness, Bluish lips or face, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, Inability to wake up or stay awake. ”

County / Date
Tier color
New cases
Cases in total COVID
Deaths: Dead
Amador 8/15 205 69 2,234 40
Calaveras 8/16 139 19 2,556 61
Mariposa 8/16 65 26 662 7
Mono 8/16 51 3 1,127 5
Stanislaus 8/16 2,114 740 62,520 1,108
Tuolumne 8/16 407 95 5,148 78
For other statistics at county level see our page here.


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