2 new deaths from Covid-19, 156 new cases in Tuolumne, 98 cases in Calaveras

Tuolumne County Public Health reports the deaths of two men, one in his 60s and the other in his 80s.

There are 154 new positive community cases for Covid-19 recorded since yesterday and two detained cases. Newly reported community cases include 50 cases aged 17 or younger and 25 cases aged 60 or older. Tuolumne County’s active community cases increased by 37 to 688, including 11 people hospitalized.

The state reports the 14-day average for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 is 17, down from 11. The state reports one in six intensive care beds are available in Tuolumne County.

New Covid cases by sex and age: 15 girls and 11 boys aged 11 or under, 16 girls and 8 boys aged 12 to 17, 17 women and 6 men aged 18 to 29, 16 women and 7 men in 30s, 14 women and 6 men in their 40s, 8 women and 5 men in their 50s, 4 women and 5 men in their 60s, 5 women and 8 men in their 60s, 1 man in their 40s and 2 women over 90 years old.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports 119 cases of currently active inmates. There have been 1,754 inmate cases at the Sierra Conservation Center, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports that CSC manages 3,184 inmates with 82% vaccinated, including all Southern Fire Conservation Camps. They tested 54% of the prison population in the past 14 days. There are 133 active cases of staff reporting they have Covid out of 1,160. A total of 588 staff report being or having been Covid positive with a 56% vaccination rate reported among staff.

The current total case rate, a 14-day average for Tuolumne County, has risen to 154.2 from 149.4 per 100,000 population. The case rate hit a low of 15.1 on Dec. 17. A total of 111 people were released from solitary confinement, in total 7,527 were released from solitary confinement. In total, 60% of the population eligible for vaccination has been vaccinated.

As detailed here, Acting Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko believes cases could peak in Tuolumne County around January 20, plateau, and then begin to decline.

Calaveras County Public Health reported 98 new cases since yesterday January 18. There are 20 more active cases for a total of 98 active cases including six Covid hospitalizations. A total of 30 of the new cases are 17 or younger and 16 are 65 and older, in total 950 under 17 and 877 over 65 have been identified with Covid. There are 78 others counted as recovered for a total of 5,069 cases and 56.15% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated in the county. According to the state, Calaveras’ 14-day average for Covid hospitalizations has increased from two to four and there are six critical care beds available.

COVID-19 testing Free tests can be ordered at covidtests.gov or usps.com/covidtest. The first tests will be delivered at the end of January. Tests typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering via the US Postal Service. USPS reports 1-3 day shipping times for its First Class Parcel Service in the continental United States. The White House pointed out that the website was in “beta testing” when it first made the tests available to order today.

Public Health recommends making an appointment to get tested 5 days after possible exposure and if you have symptoms, get tested immediately. The Tuolumne County State Testing Site hours are 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds and will be open on the Martin Luther King, Jr. January. Appointments can be made at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Tests are also available at pharmacies, Rapid Care and the hospital emergency department if you have symptoms, or contact your health care provider. More details are here.

Covid-19 vaccine Tuolumne Public Health will be hosting a free vaccination clinic on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Mother Lode Fairgrounds. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Moderna vaccine will be offered and from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Initial vaccines are available to anyone 18 years of age or older. Boosters and extra doses will also be available. Appointments made through myturn.ca.gov are highly recommended. Walk-ins will be available, but wait times may be longer. The CDC recommends people get 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. Vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11 can also be made through myturn.ca.gov, or by calling 833-422-4255, or through local pharmacies, details are here. To learn how to deal with a fear of needles or phobia and help others, see the CDC’s information guide here. Learn more about self-care strategies by visiting namica.org

Mariposa County Health and Human Services shared details about the impact of Omicron’s push on public health in last Friday’s report here.

county
Dated
New
Active (Hospital)
Total 2022 All cases (all deaths)
love 1/18 299 350 (13) 503 4,469
(64)
Calaveras 1/19 98 98 (6) 628 5,263
(96)
Mariposa 1/19 37 78 (13) 470 2,272
(18)
Mono 1/19 33 192 530 2,505
(seven)
Stanislas 1/19 729 10,743 (246) 14,990 99,963
(1,512)
Tuolumne 1/19 156 688 (11) 1,633 10 124 (155)
Cases declared at the end of 2021 and 2020

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