Coronavirus

Tuolumne County had one new case of coronavirus reported on Thursday, bringing the total 212 since counting began in March.

The total number of cases included 14 inmates at Sierra Conservation Center, a California state prison on O’Byrnes Ferry Road near Jamestown.

Inmate cases are not being counted in the total that the state uses to determine which tier the county falls under in its new virus tracking system called the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”

Only one inmate currently at the prison still had an active case, two others that were still active have been released, and 15 cases were listed as resolved.

There were two people hospitalized as of Thursday, including one that was reported as a positive case the previous day.

A person who died was also counted as a positive case on Wednesday, but the county has yet to confirm them as a coronavirus-related death.

The county has three coronavirus-related deaths, the latest of which was reported on Tuesday and two others reported over the same weekend in late July.

There were eight active cases on Thursday. A total of 187 who tested positive have recovered, and 10,706 tests have been conducted since March.

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