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The number of people tested for COVID-19 in Tuolumne County surpassed 100, according to the latest data released Tuesday evening, but there still weren’t any known cases.

Out of a total 105 tested, the county Public Health Department reported 82 that came back negative for the novel coronavirus and 23 that were still pending. That does not necessarily include tests routed through a commercial laboratory, the department noted.

Commercial laboratories are required to report all positive results to the department.

The total number tested in the county was up from 93 on Monday and 62 on Friday, as testing throughout the United States continues to increase in an effort to help slow the spread of the disease that has killed 544 across the country.

California reported 40 deaths caused by the coronavirus as of Monday afternoon, the latest numbers that were available at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

There were a total of 2,102 confirmed cases throughout the state, including 531 that were acquired through community transmission and 1,571 related to travel, person-to-person contact, repatriation, or that remained under investigation.

Other new developments in Tuolumne County related to COVID-19 included:

• The Tuolumne County Environmental Health Division has developed new guidelines on food safety, handling, delivery for the food service industry, and those who are assisting with food distribution during the emergency.  Under the state health officer’s order, restaurants are supposed to provide to-go, drive-through, or delivery options only.  

• The Jamestown Family Resource Center, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools and Resiliency Village are partnering to help with food distribution for those in need. Applications for food assistance can be submitted online. For more information, call (209) 536-2092.

• Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency, or ATCAA offices are closed until further notice. Call (209)  533-1397 for general information.

• ATCAA’s Head Start has been closed until further notice

• Food is being distributed at the ATCAA Food Bank by highest need. For information on signing up, call (209) 984-3901 ext. 101.

• The Enrichment Center run by the Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with shower and laundry services available for clients. For additional information, call (209) 533-7114.

• Some programs and services offered at the Foothill Pregnancy Center have changed. For more information, call (209) 536-9262.

 

Contact Alex MacLean at amaclean@uniondemocrat.com or (209) 588-4530.

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