CORONAVIRUS

A medical worker prepares to collect samples from individuals who signed up for "drive-through testing" for the coronavirus at a Penn Medicine site in West Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Penn, Jefferson and other area hospital systems have set up drive-through stations to swab for samples that can be tested for the coronavirus. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

A West Point man is the latest case of the coronavirus in Calaveras County and two people have received positive test results in Tuolumne County.

Calaveras Public Health said the new case is a man older than 65, and they are investigating how he was exposed.

In Tuolumne County, an 86-year-old man was hospitalized and a 34-year-old woman was isolating at home.

Five people in Tuolumne County are in isolation in addition to the man who is in the hospital. Public Health officials in Tuolumne County are not saying not many people are in quarantine, which means they have been exposed but have not tested positive. 

Tuolumne County Health said in a news release staff members are working to find out how the patients got the disease and to identify those they’ve been around who need to be quarantined.

This brings the total cases since March to 29 in Calaveras and 14 in Tuolumne County. Tuolumne County has recorded five cases since Friday.

“People should stay home as much as possible and take the necessary preventive actions to keep Calaveras County safe and healthy if you do go out,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County health officer said in a news release. 

In all, 2,731 people in Tuolumne County and 2,322 in Calaveras County have been tested. Of Calaveras’ 28 patients, 16 have recovered. Almost half the cases in Calaveras have been centered in Valley Springs.

Tuolumne Public Health is not revealing where patients live.

No COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Tuolumne or Calaveras counties. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a mandatory order requiring people to wear masks. 

As of Monday, there have been 183,073 cases in California and 5,580 deaths.

 

 

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