Nurses from the Bristol-Burlington Health District collects a patient's nasal swab at Bristol Hospital's drive-through coronavirus specimen collection station. The station has collected over 120 samples on previous days but, due to a scarcity of specimen collection kits, the hospital collects 40 tests a day. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/TNS)

Two of the Tuolumne County residents who were in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 have recovered, the Public Health Department reported Tuesday.

That leaves two patients still in isolation.

Tuolumne County has recorded nine positive tests, the latest announced on Sunday involving a 59-year-old man.

The man apparently was infected outside the county where community transmission has been identified, the health department said.

The health department is not saying where specifically the people live in Tuolumne County or how many people exposed to the virus.

A caregiver at Adventist Health Sonora’s skilled nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but was not showing symptoms.

The Public Health Department declined to release the age and gender of the person so as not to identify them since the place of employment was released. 

All staff and residents have been tested, a news release from the health department said, and stepped up precautions have been taken at Sierra Care Center, officials there said last week.


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