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 30-year-old man was identified Wednesday as the 15th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Tuolumne County.

He was isolating at home as of Wednesday afternoon, county public health staff said in a news release.

A case investigation with contact tracing was underway, and as of Wednesday afternoon it did not appear the man, who is a Tuolumne County resident, is associated with any other recent cases, Michelle Jachetta and Kristina Herrera with Tuolumne County Public Health said.

Of the 15 coronavirus cases confirmed in Tuolumne County, eight people have recovered, six people were in isolation, and one person was hospitalized, county public health staff said.

On Tuesday, Public Health announced an 86-year-old man was hospitalized and a 34-year-old woman was isolating at home.

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. 

Six people have tested positive for the virus in Tuolumne County since Friday.




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