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Tuolumne County had one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, while Calaveras County added two new cases, public health staff in Sonora and San Andreas said.

The new case in Tuolumne County was identified as a man in his 50s who had yet to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

No vaccinated individuals in Tuolumne County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to county Public Health staff.

Calaveras County Public Health staff do not provide demographic or vaccination status for new cases they track.

The OptumServ state testing site at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora hosted its final day of testing Thursday. A new testing site on Standard Road is expected to begin operating next Thursday, June 3. Testing hours at the new location are scheduled to be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Details of the new testing site location will be shared soon, Tuolumne County Public Health staff said Thursday.

“During this transition, if you are experiencing symptoms or feel sick, you may seek medical attention and get tested through a healthcare provider,” Tuolumne County Public Health staff said Wednesday. “If you are not having symptoms, but need to get a COVID test, Rite Aid offers testing at their drive-through pharmacy.”

Appointments for testing at the Rite Aid at 855 Mono Way can be scheduled at www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing online.

As of Thursday afternoon, a state vaccine dashboard showed 42,126 vaccine doses have been administered in Tuolumne County. The county’s estimated population is 54,660. The same dashboard showed 34,244 vaccine doses administered in Calaveras County, where the estimated population is 46,300.

Also as of Thursday, California had counted more than 3.67 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 61,855 coronavirus deaths. Nationally, the pandemic had resulted in more than 33.21 million confirmed cases and contributed to the deaths of more than 593,150 Americans.

Everyone 12 and older is eligible for COVID vaccinations in Tuolumne County. People 12 to 17 are currently authorized to receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations.

Individuals can register for notification of upcoming clinics and schedule appointments on MyTurn at https://myturn.ca.gov/ or by calling (833) 422-4255.

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