Coronavirus cases

An additional 35 cases of coronavirus in Tuolumne County were identified on Wednesday, pushing the county’s number of active cases to 314 and total since the pandemic began to 908.

The number of people in the county who were hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped to 13 from a high of 17 on Tuesday, after one person was released as recovered and three others were released to complete their recovery while isolated at home.

A total of eight people in the county have died from the virus, with the most recent death reported on Nov. 6.

Staff at the county Public Health Department will be working on Thanksgiving to investigate newly identified cases and perform contact tracing, but the offices will be closed.

The department said it will try to put out at least one more update on COVID-19 cases over the weekend and would return to a normal daily reporting schedule on Monday.

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