Coronavirus cell

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)

There was a combined total of 18 new COVID-19 cases between Tuolumne and Calaveras counties since Friday, according to new data released Monday afternoon.

Tuolumne County had seven new cases, which included four that were counted on Saturday and three on Monday, while Calaveras County added 11 to its total.

The new cases in Tuolumne County were identified as three women and one man between 18 and 29 years old, one man in his 40s, one woman in her 60s, and one man in his 70s.

Calaveras County did not provide further information about the new cases reported there.

With the additional cases, Tuolumne County had a total of 4,031 since the pandemic began. That includes 1,416 inmates at Sierra Conservation Center near Jamestown, who don’t count in the metrics used by the state to determine the level of risk in each county.

The total for Calaveras County went from 1.995 on Friday to 2,006 on Monday.

There were no additional deaths reported in either county, which stood at 62 total in Tuolumne and 51 in Calaveras.

Neither county had anyone hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon.

The Tuolumne County Public Health Department is booking appointments for its next clinic on April 6 when it will be administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 45 and older or in one of the eligible groups.

See below for more information on COVID-19 testing and vaccinations:

Vaccinations

• The Tuolumne County Public Health Department continues to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses to people in Phase 1A and 1B of a state vaccine distribution plan, individuals 45 and older, people 16 to 64 in high-risk groups, as well as foster and resource parents, education workers, childcare workers, emergency services workers, and food and agriculture workers. Call (209) 533-7440 to make an appointment, or visit www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/1317/COVID-Vaccine online for more information.

• CVS and Rite Aid stores in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: Sign up at https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine or www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier.

• Adventist Health Sonora: Find out more information by going to www.adventisthealthsonora.org/covidvaccine or call (209) 536-5165.

• The Safeway pharmacy: Register at mhealthsystem.com/3127tuolumne.

•Twain Harte Pharmacy: Call (209) 586-3225 for information and appointments.

• The Calaveras County Public Health Division has a clinic at Frogtown, 2465 Gun Club Road, outside Angels Camp. Register for appointments at https://bit.ly/3dZqvDh or call (209) 419-7314.

• To find out if you’re eligible and register for available vaccination clinics, visit: https://myturn.ca.gov/.

Testing

When you should get tested: Five days after travel or close contact with others outside of your household; as soon as possible if experiencing symptoms; and/or every 14 to 28 days if regularly working with the public.

Testing is available from:

• Local health care providers;

• Adventist Health Sonora, call first: (209) 536-5166;

• Optum Serv state testing sites: The Mother Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and Groveland Youth Center, 18950 Highway 120 — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Appointments to state testing sites are recommended and can be scheduled at www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888) 634-1123.

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