Coronavirus

Elizabeth Fischer uses an electron microscope to capture images of the coronavirus, which is about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. (Elizabeth Fischer/KHN/TNS)

Tuolumne County public health staff counted three new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with six active cases and one individual hospitalized.

Two of the individuals counted Monday were in isolation, while the other has already recovered. Five people who were previously isolated have also recovered.

Since March, county public health staff have counted 216 total cases of coronavirus, with 193 individuals recovered and three deaths attributed to the pandemic.

Last week, an individual died who was COVID-19 positive. The case of the deceased individual was being investigated. County public health staff said they were not counting the death as attributable to COVID-19 until they get confirmation. 

County public health staff said on Monday that they had not yet received a coroner’s report on the death.

A no-cost testing site at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp remains open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday.

The site offers testing for children 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Walk-in opportunities for testing are limited. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time at www.lhicare.com/covidtesting online.

Contact Guy McCarthy at gmccarthy@uniondemocrat.com or 588-4585. Follow him on Twitter at @GuyMcCarthy.

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